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Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2021, 11:10 AM
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Posted By fernando
Indeed the number of early explosive devices is...

Indeed the number of early explosive devices is countless, their names varying in time and cultures. 'Petard' is indeed one that has/had a vast number of shapes and uses.
The type named as petard in...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2017, 07:58 PM
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Posted By fernando
This type of devices could be very old and had...

This type of devices could be very old and had several purposes; noise makers for (religious or civilian) celebrations, siege defense traps, navy signals, powder testers, you name it.
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2017, 03:04 PM
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Posted By fernando
Hi Marcus :) . Not all of these things have a...

Hi Marcus :) .
Not all of these things have a powder pan (lip); actually several versions ignited with a match cord. And in no way a re-loading chamber could have other than plain exterior features...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2017, 12:19 PM
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Posted By fernando
Certainly a mortar. A breech loading chamber...

Certainly a mortar. A breech loading chamber would not have such 'undulating' exterior, as it shoulf fit and rotate smoothly into the chamber. And also as Richard wisely suggests, its front shoud...
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