German Matchlock

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Title

German Matchlock

Description

This matchlock uses a walnut stock to mount an iron barrel which is secured under the stock by means of a set screw. The mounting screw reaches into the barrel tang. The iron furniture of this matchlock includes a round steel barrel which is secured by underneath screw reaching to tang of barrel. The rounded trigger bar activates the serpentine which includes 125 CM of original hemp rope. The matchlock includes original German markings on the lock.

Caliber: .73
Weight: 7.8 lbs.
Length: 53 1/2"
Barrel: 39 3/8

Source

Brown, M.L. Firearms in Colonial America: The Impact on History and Technology 1492-1792. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 1980.

Date

c. 1600-1630

Rights

George C. Neumann Collection, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Identifier

VAFO 165

Original Format

Photograph