Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
Good morning, Richard,
The blued matchlock mechanism in as new condition belongs to a gun which is not in my collection. I just took it off for the pictures. You will see the complete guns with this kind of lock later on.
The dummy wheel-lock in fact never had a wheel mounted, and there never was a U shaped mainspring. The pan is not cut out for a wheel and there are no other screw holes than those with the screws present.
It was built just to be a dummy. Nothing more to it.