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Old 29th November 2014, 04:05 PM   #3
Matchlock
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Steinbüchsen NOT yet equipped with a hook, from 15th c. illuminated manuscripts.

From top:
- Cod. 3069, dat. 1411; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Wien, fol. 10r
- dito, fol. 40r

and some surviving samples from the museums in Paris, Weißenburg/Bavaria, Hohensalzburg, Nuremberg and Passau, plus two specimens sold at auction withe Hermann Historica, Munich, and Sotheby's N.Y.

Apart from a few huge pieces of artillery, all existing Steinbüchsen are of wrought iron.


For surviving stone throwing guns see author's threads:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...t=hohensalzburg
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...t=steinb%FCchse
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...t=steinb%FCchse
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...t=steinb%FCchse
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...t=steinb%FCchse
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