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Old 20th December 2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default 15th century short wrought iron barrels - why there are so many around

Historical illustrative sources prove that not all of these short wrought iron barrels were necessarily stocked invidually 500-600 years ago. Most of them probably formed parts of Gothic multibarrel guns - or should we refer to them rather as refined constructions?

Many of them were certainly just used as noisemakers (Böller) in later centuries.



Btw, I am afraid I will not be able to continue posting regularly for some time. I have to be busy writing a sample chapter of what I am hoping will become my next book and will really be a Magnum Opus. Thank you so much, Ed, my good friend!

Please be patient, Fernando, Jim, Richard (in alphabetical order) and all the others.

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That's just so nice, Fernando ...

Thanks, buddy!

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I think Fernando says it well for all of us Michael!!

We will try to be patient, but withdrawl can be very difficult at times.....But we do wish you all the very best in writing your book!


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Old 21st December 2008, 10:54 AM   #5
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Michael,

I also greatly enjoy your posts. You mention a "Magnum Opus." Is this some kind of "Large Caliber Opus?" Oh well enough of "Magnum" puns, but in a gun-oriented thread, what do you expect?

Anyway could you let us know, either here in the Forum, or privately in email a list of other, already published, books you have written that we may have continuing access to your knowledge in the long months ahead?

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Bill,

Thanks for your kind lines.

In speaking of a Magnum Opus I mean that this book should contain all the specified knowlegde on earliest arsenal firearms and their accouterments, ca. 1320-1720, that I have amassed in 30 years. It would be the work of my life, so to speak. I't's all just hoping for the time being, though and I will have to work hard to make it real.

Well, it does not really require a "list" to let you know that my first (and only, up to now) book in 2005 was on fine Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque receptacles for precious goods. It's in German:

Michael Trömner: Behältnisse für Kostbares 1500-1700.

It does unfortunately not have an ISBN and is available directly from me. The price is 65 euro, postage included.

Anyone interested, please let me know.

I'll provide some information in a separate link.

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