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Old 14th October 2009, 04:04 PM   #6
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Default Another, Dated 1525, at the Castle of the Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Franconia

Hohenlohe-Langeburg is the very castle the wall gun in my collection came from. The one presented here today is very similar to mine, except for the somewhat longer muzzle section whose time of origin is documented and backed up by the date 1525 on the barrel, together with the Hohenlohe coat of arms.

Please note that the wall hook is incised with another example of a primitive numbering symbol, very similar to that on the hook of my piece.

Michael
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