Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
I think that most reasoning is "reasonable". This is why I did not exclude the possibility of a real existence of wooden devices to reduce the recoil.
Of course such existed as the lug of the Pilsen gun sure does, apart from being a rest, effect one more thing: it makes the gun heavier where this is most useful to keep the kick back low.
I hope the two of us can happily meet under this compromise.