|13th May 2012, 06:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany, the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
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.
Last edited by Matchlock : 13th May 2012 at 11:51 PM.
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