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the sexiest pieces of Western European armor, the Savoyard helms.a type of closed burgonet in use in the XVIIth century, it was also called the death’s head helmet in German and the Tête de cul in French {{citation needed}}

the sexiest pieces of Western European armor, the Savoyard helms.a type of closed burgonet in use in the XVIIth century, it was also called the death’s head helmet in German and the Tête de cul in French {{citation needed}} Lordy!

The only known 16th c.European matchlock pistol, with three manually turned barrels, which actually makes it a matchlock revolver. Each barrel is fitted with its own pan and pivoting cover, plus rear sight with an additional tube and bead foresight; no provision for a trigger guard. North Italian (Brescian?) style, ca. 1530's, and preserved in the Doges Palace Venice, inv.no. B 83: 53 cm long overall.

The only known 16th c.European matchlock pistol, with three manually turned barrels, which actually makes it a matchlock revolver. Each barrel is fitted with its own pan and pivoting cover, plus rear sight with an additional tube and bead foresight; no provision for a trigger guard. North Italian (Brescian?) style, ca. 1530's, and preserved in the Doges Palace Venice, inv.no. B 83: 53 cm long overall.

Wilson Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol  The blunderbuss, which takes its name from the German term Donderbuschse (thunder gun) is a short-barreled firearm with a flared muzzle that made its appearance in the late 16th century. Often associated with the Pilgrims, the blunderbuss was still relatively unknown in the early 17th century.

Wilson Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol The blunderbuss, which takes its name from the German term Donderbuschse (thunder gun) is a short-barreled firearm with a flared muzzle that made its appearance in the late 16th century. Often associated with the Pilgrims, the blunderbuss was still relatively unknown in the early 17th century.

Wilson Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol  The blunderbuss, which takes its name from the German term Donderbuschse (thunder gun) is a short-barreled firearm with a flared muzzle that made its appearance in the late 16th century. Often associated with the Pilgrims, the blunderbuss was still relatively unknown in the early 17th century.

Wilson Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol The blunderbuss, which takes its name from the German term Donderbuschse (thunder gun) is a short-barreled firearm with a flared muzzle that made its appearance in the late 16th century. Often associated with the Pilgrims, the blunderbuss was still relatively unknown in the early 17th century.

17th Century Blunderbuss -- Original 17th Century Middle Eastern Blunderbuss Middle Eastern Blunderbuss converted to percussion somewhere in its life.

Century Blunderbuss -- Original Century Middle Eastern Blunderbuss Middle Eastern Blunderbuss converted to percussion somewhere in its life.

Jailers’ keys were apparently filled with gun powder to create a primitive gun that could be detonated if there was any trouble when opening a cell door. We found several original versions that back up this claim, dating from the 17th century and of various complexity.

Key guns, ‘Jailers’ keys were apparently filled with gun powder to create a primitive gun that could be detonated if there was any trouble when opening a cell door.

Arquebus (PL arkebuz) is an early muzzle-loaded firearm used in the 15th to 17th centuries. An arquebus was originally a gonne with hook, and later a matchlock firearm. Like its successor the musket, it is a smoothbore firearm, but was initially lighter and easier to carry.

Arquebus (PL arkebuz) is an early muzzle-loaded firearm used in the 15th to 17th centuries. An arquebus was originally a gonne with hook, and later a matchlock firearm. Like its successor the musket, it is a smoothbore firearm, but was initially lighter and easier to carry.