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Old 17th December 2017, 06:49 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by rickystl
... It is known that many of the early British sea service muskets had the stocks and barrels painted black to help protect against the salt sea air.

That being a different issue. Lazarinas were painted with a stuff to resist African weather, not sea air.

Originally Posted by rickystl
... Here is one of those trade locks I believe was used with those "Lazarinas". It's a crude copy of the Portugese locks...

Rather crude indeed. It lacks expression.
But say Rick, this is not a(nother) replica, is it ?
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