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Old 8th December 2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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The earliest known hammer-wheellock combination, ca. 1530-35, Schloss Ambras, Tirol, 1035.

The scans from Harold L. Peterson: Enyclopedia of Firerams, 1964, p. 37, still depict that singular item perfectly preserved in his patina.
When the author was there in 2000, it had been crudely overcleaned; its raped "shiny" surface looked naked and sterile ...
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