heavy wall gun,
so-called “double hook” (Dopplehacken), German. dated 1507.
iron two-stage barrel in 1.5inch (40 mm) caliber with a heavily
swamped muzzle. The rear third is octagonal then round after double
serrations. Vent and pan insert on the right side. There are three
square marks and the date "1507" stamped on the breech. The
underside has two barrel lugs and a forge welded, perforated hook.
Pitted surface. Length 57.25inch (145.5 cm).
might be the second oldest dated firearm yet found. It is a type
common in the 16th
century as shown in the illustration below (ca. 1506). During it's
working life it would have had a stock which would have been used
more for aiming than to absorb recoil. For that purpose the hook
would have been put over the edge of a wall.
is an extreme rarity for the advanced collector.
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