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Old 10-27-2012, 06:34 PM   #21
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Here's my new early Germanic matchlock pistol.
That's cool! Have you done any shooting with it? I almost picked up a reproductiuon Japanese matchlock a few years back just cause I thought it looked kind of cool.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #22
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Won't till 2013.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #23
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Here's another from my shop??

Billinghurst inspired underhammer target pistol..



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^^^ How do you keep the cap on the nipple?

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Anti-gravity nipples < sorry couldn't resist >

Actually I modify and 'fit' a standard nipple to be a press fit with the cap.

The nipple is cut down< in height> and turned/polished, so the skirt of the cap just grabs on as it is fully seated. this holds them on fine and I've used this with the rifles I build as well. only had a few go missing .. and quite frankly, think I've lost more off conventional side locks than my UH's??

When the hammer hits, the taper and blast usually splits the skirt and they fall free when the hammer is put back into the half position..

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Default English (Civil War) Carbine

The English Civil War was 1642-51. Guns like my new one pictured here were used extensively by the cavalry in it and ultimately by early colonists here. In fact the town I live in had previously been settled but was officially founded in 1653 and arguably named after 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland Oliver Cromwell's home.

This .62 smoothbore, based significantly on a gun from the Popham Collection and including a custom simpler heavy military barrel and saddle ring (attached to a carbine sling via a later swivel), sits next to a practical example of basket-hilt (broadsword) or "mortuary" sword of the exact period. Compare them to the photo of that Cuirassier's original equipment now at The Royal Armouries (no, the 'smith didn't quite get the "hump" of my stock specification...).

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My latest and best find so far. A cased set of Colt 1860 Army Cavalry Commemoratives with Shoulder Stock. I remember when these came out and admired them then. So glad to find a set I could actually get.

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NICE!!!! Love me some colts!!!!!

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Default Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen!

These are pics of my early Landsknecht snapping matchlock. Spring loaded, depressing the trigger button on the lockplate releases the cock and smashes the matchcord into the pan. Heavy 19" .62 caliber smoothbore barrel.

The Landsknechts were professional infantry. By the Burgundian Wars of 1476-7 it was obvious that cavalry was useless against the newer mobile, and growing, Landsknecht ranks who were changing the face of warfare. Once Maximillian I allowed German mercenaries to be hired they became integral to many armies, fighting in almost all major European battles of the renaissance. The Landsknechts fought with Henry VII as well as VIII and Elizabeth I of England, Louis XI, Francis I and Henri II of France, Charles V, Ferdinand I, Rudolph II and Maximillian II of the Holy Roman Empire. They were renowned for their use of musket, pike, extra-long two-handed and the ubiquitous polearm shattering short swords.

This musket is posing with a Darksword Armory Katzbalger and early powder flask...

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^^^ They must have been real badasses to dress like the joker on the card.

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