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Old 2nd December 2014, 09:56 AM   #7
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Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
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Hi Marcus,

Thanks for posting these additional custom made photos.

And a VERY special 'thanks' for posting that source of illustration
- would you please let me know where you found it, and what manuscript it belongs to?

On those images, the surface of the forward section of the gun looks more consistent with the rest, and my doubts have diminished a bit.
Still I feel that the thickness of the barrrel wall at the muzzle is unusually low for a 15th c. piece, and the muzzle is not hevily swamped as would be expected but only shows a small brim. An actual swamping the white-red iron with the hammer would have added to a higher endurance indeed while that brim just folded outward does not ...
Anyway, in my opinion the overall appearance of that gun breaks one too many rules to render it acceptable.

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