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Medieval handgun on ebay

Postby craig1459 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:56 am



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Postby Allan Harley » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:27 pm

Nice - love to see the pro :roll: venance


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Postby Fox » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:44 am

Let me add to that... hmmm, yes.



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Postby guthrie » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:14 am

That looks like cast iron. The colouration and surface pitting match what I have seen on iron objects that have been weathered for a long time.
I am not aware of any cast iron gun barrels in the medieval period....



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Postby Dave B » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:58 am

guthrie wrote:I am not aware of any cast iron gun barrels in the medieval period....


there is a short pestereau in the musee la neuville, switserland, and another two in the historiches, Murton. However there are also several guns about that defied analysis as to whether they were cast or wrought until they were X-rayed so I'm not convinced you can be 100% sure from a photo.

Nontheless its probably bobbins


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Postby guthrie » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:24 pm

Hmmm, tricky. Are you talking about guns made by casting molten iron into a mould? I really must get a copy of the knight and the blast furnace.



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Postby Merlon. » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:54 pm

guthrie wrote:Hmmm, tricky. Are you talking about guns made by casting molten iron into a mould? I really must get a copy of the knight and the blast furnace.

fair chunk of it is available on google books at
http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&id=GpVbnsqAzxIC&dq=knight+blast+furnace&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=EGK7cS3e8D&sig=TBaoroUiSLHHaiElcNXniqbYRKc&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPA878,M1




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