Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
A Very Rare ca. 1550 Nuremberg Combined Snap Tinder and Matchlock Mechanism
A detached mechanism for an arquebus, retaining its long tiller trigger acting on the forward match serpentine while the rear snap tinder cock is released by a lateral push button.
Length of lock plate 21 cm.
On the fore end of the lock plate, right underneath the foot of the serpentine, a small Nuremberg city proof mark is struck - please see detail image.
Both the cock and dog (serpentine) retaining a piece of tinder and match cord respectively and of corse both served the same pan alternatively.
Sold October 5, 2009, Hermann Historica, Munich, at a hammer price of 1,500 euro.
Cf. similar combination locks in my collection posted in this thread.