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Old 17th October 2020, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Snap tinder lock mechanism

Has anybody got any drawings or images of workings of the early Button activated snap tinder lock firing mechanism From the early 16th century ?
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Old 17th October 2020, 04:23 PM   #2
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Have you used the 'Search' option above? Look HERE
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Old 18th October 2020, 03:50 PM   #3
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If you need more info, i own the push button lock from Michaels former collection
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Old 18th October 2020, 07:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply that would be most helpful Marcus !
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Old 18th October 2020, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link fernando will look through that thread
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Old 24th October 2020, 04:07 PM   #6
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Wheellock,
If you search using "Tinderlock" or "Snaplock,....snapping matchlock, or Arquebus" you will get swamped in Michael's old threads and photos.

Michael had one of the earliest known snap-locks, and found in these pages with detailed photos.
Can I ask why you seek the workings for such a lock?
I ask, as building such arms is of great interest to me, as time permits!

Best,
Richard.
Edited to add a photo or two, from Michael's threads, Wheellock;
See thread;
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Old 25th October 2020, 11:03 PM   #7
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Historically important mechanical system. This was the snapping lock on the muskets, of Bohemian or South German origin, sold to the Portuguese Crown late in the 15th cent., and which were refined by artisans at the arsenal at Goa (India), mainly by replacement of the button by a hanging trigger fitted into a mortise in the stock. This was the matchlock that was introduced to and which became the standard system in practically all of Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, and much of China (where it competed with the internal lever-actuated lock which was favored in Mughal India as well).
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Old 27th October 2020, 10:11 PM   #8
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Pukka,

Thanks for the photos! As for why I am looking at making a miniature snap lock mechanism and recreating a miniature early 16th century snap lock arquebus
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Old 30th October 2020, 02:24 PM   #9
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A very worthy project, Wheellock!

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