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Posted: 10/7/2004 8:05:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:07:17 PM EST
Looks like a wheel-lock.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:08:24 PM EST
I agree. Wheel lock arquebus.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:08:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 8:13:49 PM EST by CockedandLocked]
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:27:18 PM EST
Nein, the blunderbuss was the original(IIRC) shotgun. that is a rifle to the max.

I will go with the Arquebus. Old as certain hell. Maybe French...?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:45:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 9:52:54 PM EST by BUCC_Guy]

Originally Posted By KBaker:
I agree. Wheel lock arquebus.



I vote arquebus...

A french example:


- BG

EDIT: Doh! Link's dead
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:58:24 PM EST
To me It looks an italian wheel lock or a japaniese wheel lock because of the crank handle and the decorations on it.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:16:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 10:16:48 PM EST by Tripwire]
You idiots, thats a Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40 gigawatt range.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:18:56 PM EST
Its a new Colt, they will have a new 223 based gun with a retro look.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:40:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 11:02:53 PM EST by JB69]
Most likely an early 16th century ( 1500's ? period ) European wheellock Arquebus design.....

Probably of spanish or italian origin, judging by the embellishments on the stock. Possibly french as well....

German arms of this period, I believe were rarely adorned with such.... usually more simple and utilitarian, typical of german design.

I may be wrong, but I also don't think the japanese ever used wheellock designs. They would have been matchlock firearms, as trade with the outside world pretty much didn't exist in japan, Until Admiral Perry sailed into Edo bay, in 1853... forcibly opening the country, so to speak.

Hard to say with any certainty from such a small image. It may just LOOK like a wheellock, and that may be simply designs on the stock..

Also, "technically" by definition, an Arquebus would be a matchlock firearm, not wheellock but who's to know when this particular gun was actually made.... could be 10 years old theoretically



Interesting picture though.. where'd you find it ?



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