Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
More of that Viertelhaken.
- the traces of crude leaching on the stock
- the remains of original red lead minium paint on top of the hook were it protrudes from the stock
- the drop-shaped cross section of the buttstock that resembles the tiller of a Late-Gothic crossbow
- and the barrelsmith's anchor mark struck two times on both sides of the hook.