Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
First half 16th century
Note the cute sea-horse shaped snap serpentine of the smallest mechanism, which belongs to a small Landsknecht type harquebus in my collection that was most probably made in Brescia, Val Trompia, Northern Italy, in about 1520. I will post that gun later.
The one in the middle is a snap matchlock of Nuremberg make, ca. 1540.
The one at the bottom is North Italian, ca. 1550, retaining its original finely wrought tiller trigger. It also highly unusual in having a safety catch: a wing nut can be turned to block the sear inside the lockplate!