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Old 13th May 2012, 07:08 PM   #1
Matchlock
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Default An Unusual Socketed Tiller Haquebut Barrel, Swiss or French, ca. 1500

Preserved at the Castle Collection of Grandson, Switzerland, and correctly dated in their description.
The coat-of-arms has not been identified; it looks French to me.

Of cast bronze; the integrally cast tpan was obviously never designed to hold a cover, just like a similar barrel in the Royal Amouries Leeds; there is not a trace of a rivet.
The tiller stock missing.

This is one of a tiny group of barrels known to be equiped with additional trunnions, especially as it is only 98.1 cm long; bore 22 mm.


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Michael
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