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    A brace of wheellock pistols

    courtesy of capandball in Hungary.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkkfy6Wx1U

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    Those look tremendous fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Cornelius View Post
    Those look tremendous fun.
    They were made for Dr Németh by a gunsmith in Poland - Bolek Maciaszczyk - who makes museum-quality replications of older-style guns. Many of the items you see in capandball's movies about the 17th C shooting were made by this gentleman. All you need to get a similar pair of pistols is some spare time - about two years - and around eu10,000 - maybe more now.

    Another gentleman lives in Argentina -

    Quote - The MLF member AAOG is a professional gun maker in Argentina who makes handmade wheellock pistols. He has a website and a Facebook page.
    In one thread where he shows an .86 caliber rifle that he built, I posted the following contact info.:--->>> https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/t...fle-86.113373/

    "I have also visited their facebook page.
    Just type this name into the search box on facebook: Armas Antiguas Osvaldo Gatto
    Everything can be translated with mouse clicks."

    This thread shows his wheel lock pistol with videos showing how it works:--->>> https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/t...uilder.111170/
    His Facebook page also lists his website.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKRt6YH7Iss

    Please understand that Snr Gatto is a VERY busy man who will not be hurried simply by forcing money into his hands.
    Last edited by tacfoley; 07-05-2021 at 03:49 PM.

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    Watching this got me thinking. How easy it would be to make a firing system to initiate a canon shot with the wheellock. I have seen the ones used for firing them with a flintlock but if wheellock had been utilised it would have moved the design on so many years earlier and as an aside to that I wonder how the course of firearm developement wouldhave been changed.
    Sorry to hijack the thread Tac, just the musing of a stir crazy old man .
    Thanks for the post this is one very skilled gentleman. nice to see fine workmanship.
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