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Black Powder Rifles  & Canons

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SMALL BORE HAND GUNS

This is a .50 Gonne.  It is the Mercury model. It is a replica of a light sheriff's arm in the style of the late 14th-early 15th Century.

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This is a .56 Gonne.  It is the Ajax model. It is also a replica 

of a light sheriff's arm in the style similar to the one above.

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LARGE BORE HAND GUNS

 

The first firearms of Europe in the early 14th Century.

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This is a .75 Gonne, Mars model. This one is of a late 

14th - early 15th Century style Hand gonne.

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hayckenbussen (Hook Gun)

This is A .75 Hussite hayckenbussen (Hook Gun). It is a replica of 

a Hayckenbussen style Hand gonne during the early part of the Hussite Wars (1419-1434) in Bohemia. The Hayckenbussen has also been called the Hackbutt because of the hook that comes down the bottom of the barrel. The name Hayckenbussen would eventually evolve into the word Arquebus.

 

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This is the standard .69 Hussite Hand gonne.  It is different than the one above in that it is a .69, has a blackened barrel, and has a chain to attach the wedge to the stock just in case it comes loose. 

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SERPENTINE LOCKS

This is a shoulder fired Arquebus of the Wars of the Roses/Burgundian Wars period. The barrel is a .54 smoothbore with a simple shoulder stock, priming pan and cover, and serpentine lock. The piece is copied from plate D in the Osprey The Swiss at War 1300-1500 minus the hole drilled in the stock for the thong. The serpentine lock was just a simple serpentine attached to the stock, but it was the first attempt to free 

up the second hand so that it could be used to improve aiming.

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MATCHLOCK ARQUEBUS

 

Here is the Matchlock Arquebus from Historic Enterprises. The barrel is a .615 smoothbore and is typical of the arms from 

the late 1400's-early 1500's. The Matchlock mechanism 

was an improvement over the Serpentine Lock.

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MATCHLOCK MUSKET

This is A .75 smoothbore Matchlock. It  represents the design of a typical Matchlock from the early 17th Century.

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This is a .72 smoothbore Matchlock. It represents the design of a typical Matchlock from the early 17th Century with a trigger instead of the earlier lever trigger bar.

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WHEELLOCK

This is a .58 smoothbore Wheellock.  It represents the design of a Dutch Wheellock from the New Netherlands colony in the mid 17th Century.  The lock mechanism was rebuilt after some defects

were detected.

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Here are the internals and close up externals of Wheellock lock mechanism.

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SNAPHAUNCE

 

This is A .72 Snaphaunce Musket.  It is based on an early

colonial Dutch musket from the early 1600's.

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DOGLOCK

This is a .62 Doglock smoothbore.  It is based on an early colonial Dutch arm from the middle 1600's. The Doglock mechanism is

of the later style with the vertical sear.

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FLINTLOCK

This is A .50 T/C Renegade. It is a rifle using a 1-48" twist.

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This is a .75 (.74) Short Land pattern Brown Bess.  The Short Land Bess is from the time of the American Revolution to the early Napoleonic period. It is a smoothbore.

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CIVILIAN PERCUSSION

This is a CVA .45 Kentucky Rifle.  It is a rifle with a 1-66" twist which means it is designed to fire round ball only.

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 This is a CVA .32 Squirrel Rifle with a twist of 1-48".

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MILITARY PERCUSSION

This is a Parker Hale P1853 .577 Enfield Rifle. This gun was used by both sides during the American Civil War. The Parker Hale models use the original specifications of a 1-72" progressive rifling which means the rifling gets deeper near the breech.

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BREECHLOADER

This is a .50 Smith Carbine and is a breechloader. The case and bullet are in the right picture. A percussion cap is still needed for ignition. This type of gun is the Artillery model. The more common cavalry model would have a side saddle bar instead of the bottom sling swivels. A total of 31,002 were made during the war.

The bullet in the picture is how the original 370 grain

Smith bullet would look.

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This is a Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield. It shoots a .45-70 Government cartridge with a 405 grain bullet. The Trapdoor was the last U.S. military rifle to shoot black powder. The M1873 Trapdoor Springfield was the first Trapdoor model to switch to the .45-70 Government cartridge.

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CANONS

French Revolutionary Cannon

Louis XIV French Cannon

Deluxe 18Th Century Naval Cannon

Military Gatling 1883

NAPOLEON CANNON

German Cannon

ElTigre Cannon

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