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http://api.ning.com/files/5kExwIHIh...UVknPfwYhCdACV*GR/matchlocksandfriends001.JPG



When I posted this it came out ginormous and I did not want to bog down this thread so I just posted the link. I did not think to throw in my horse pistol when I took this. I was talking to someone about the matchlocks at the time. My blunderbuss (with the plug bayonet) is fitted with a dragoon ring to snap on a sliding baldric.

 

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Thank you and good to "meet" you all. There are quite a few impressive guns here. Many of mine are left over from living back east and getting to go to more reenactments than we tend to have here in Juneau. I am considering flying out to a Landsknecht event this summer just to get my fix. Hopefully I'll be able to take "horse pistol" pictures shortly.

This not me or my particular unit, just Landsknecht eye-candy:

http://api.ning.com/files/JhiKbWXbI...1rXwcszi/Weaponsdemo.jpg?width=737&height=552
 

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I finally have a picture of my new wheellock horse pistol. This is after a little cleaning, trimming, polishing, and drilling the touch hole. Indian made and about .60 cal. As you can see it is definitely a horse pistol (and close to needing a carbine ring!) The mechanism is surprisingly smooth and sparks nice. The flintlock is .50 cal.
 

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Madcratebuilder - my broomhandle could not look much more like yours. Mine was one of the Austrian made Chinese imports from the 80s. I put new grips on it, had the barrel sleeved to keep it in Mauser .30 and recently picked up the stock then leather off Ebay. The color was just luck of the auction. I have a mind to make a shoulder strap and little case for some spare stripper clips of ammo so that I can loan it to our occasional guest here as a fishing gun. The round has just enough pop to communicate with a bear and I have heard of so many being dropped over the boat here that at least this one should float. :) MOVED

There are some handsome firearms posted here. This one (and the double barreled flintlock pistol) are teasing me right now: http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/PBB.shtml Cute little video too.
 

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These belong to Gordon in WA. He is a 16th century cavalry fan but belongs to too many forums to post these here himself. ;) I can understand that. His puffers are .50 cal. http://www.renaissancesoldier.com/

Alden - where was the demo that those pictures were taken at?

This is not mine. My mortar has a ground base which is better than my shoulder but this is a cousin to the blunderbuss.



Sorry about the broomhandle diversion and temptation. I just included it in the earlier picture for scale to show how big the wheellock is since most people are familiar with broomhandles. (Well and maybe it will bother the Swedish Landsknecht reenactors on a different forum.)
 

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madcratebuilder - i moved over to Military Handguns (above link) and posted a better picture of my Broomhandle to avoid further remonstrations. :D I don't mean to leave you hanging here if you want to edit and join me there.

These are sort of "horse pistols."
 

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Elmer - We have a bronze bomb-lance gun like your link in the State Museum here. I agree that it could be something like that. I personally still believe that it was a sort of large blunderbus or what did they call them, punt gun? We also have huge flights of migratory birds come through this area. I live on the Mendenhall Wetlands and between the squawking geese and morning shotgun alarm clock I am constantly reminded of this. I am sure that the Tlingit would have treasured a gun to harvest these ducks and geese too. It is hard to be sure from these old pictures. My office is one floor above the State Archives so I'll try and check to see if they have any more or better photographs of this gun.
 
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