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Postby Joolz » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:47 pm

Just completed a couple of fun little projects, for display on my 'Wonderful Wall of Death'. As such, they are non-firing, made of wood and steel where appropriate.

Firstly, there is a pole handgonne, with a beech octagonal stock. It is a scaled-up version of an original one (see below) and is 24" from (dummy) touch-hole to the muzzle. I want to get one of these made up for real on my shotgun ticket, so I wanted to see what it would look like first. The 'barrel' has a 13mm bore. It is about four and a half feet long overall and pretty hefty, despite its slender looks, yet very well balanced.

I've made a little 'hot wire' for setting off the charge, with a pear wood handle.
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Re: Handgonnes

Postby Joolz » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:56 pm

The second one is a dinky little Hackbut, with a fearsome steel hook on it. The 'barrel' is 12" long and around 17mm bore, banded with steel hoops. The stock is beech. It is a little over two and a half feet long overall, and sits really well either on my shoulder 'crossbow' style, or 'underarm'. And that spike is really nasty, in a practical kind of way.

Just for the fun of it, I've carved a nice little 'serpent' linstock from oak.

If this were live-firing, it would have to go on a firearms ticket.

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Re: Handgonnes

Postby Mike Garrett » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:33 pm

Those are all kinds of awesome! With sauce...

Very nice. I especially like the Hackbut.




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