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Old 31st October 2014, 01:19 PM   #31
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Anybody know dimensions of this barrel from Gäubodenmuseum ?
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/attac...tid=35230&stc=1
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Old 31st October 2014, 01:49 PM   #32
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Amazing. Its stock is so large as the barrel/forend.
... As if these were the antecipation of blunderbusses proportions.
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Old 31st October 2014, 07:49 PM   #33
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Those pictures are overwhelming.
Wish I'd access to this information half a lifetime ago when I built a (rifled) matchlock, copying an Italian gun with a sear bar, shown in a Robert Held book. The hairy guys in buckskins with flintlocks laughed at me. So . . . I never shot better in my life, including at gourds floating down the river. Heard a lot of click, click, @#%!! from the flint shooters. However, IMHO, when one has a lighted match, and black gunpowder, one is pretty much guaranteed an explosion somewhere. Even in a light rain. Heh, heh.
God is good & permitted me to survive this fun, so I sold the rifle.
Then I built, and unfortunately sold, a 1/3 scale 17th century matchlock musket with conventional trigger. Heard later some genius was shooting it. Made a few 1/3 scale flint and percussion guns. Not sure I am eager to go back to my shop & deal with #00-90 screws again, but those harquebus (-busses? -busi?) are tempting models.
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Old 10th November 2014, 12:30 PM   #34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andi
Here is a link zu Gäubodenmuseum Straubing:

http://www.gaeubodenmuseum.de/index...sid=1&res=10241

Unfortunately, the museum does not respond to my letters
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