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Old 21st September 2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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Default Dated 1530: the earliest of Charles V's pistols

The barrel struck twice with the sickle mark of Bartholome Marquart the Elder of Augsburg and the date 1530.

This is the earliest dated wheel-lock firearm in the world.

Preserved in the Real Armeria, Madrid.
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