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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2015, 08:56:08 PM »
Recently came back from a castle in Sweden that had two rooms (basically, an armory) of old shooters (plus some body armor and other bric-a-brak).  Most of the firearms clearly never were shot, and somebody spends a heapo time keeping the 500+ firearms rust-free.  When asked about the revolving single-barrel flintlock, was informed by the guide that it was "eary 1600's, 5-shot revolving flintlock."  Looked like a single lock under which a brass cylinder revolved, with steel for everything else.

Somebody remind me to dig the photo out of my digital heap and post it.  I am still decompressing from a fabulous trip.
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2015, 09:01:24 PM »
Pleased it went well Classanr, welcome back.
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2015, 01:29:58 PM »
Recently came back from a castle in Sweden that had two rooms (basically, an armory) of old shooters (plus some body armor and other bric-a-brak).  Most of the firearms clearly never were shot, and somebody spends a heapo time keeping the 500+ firearms rust-free.  When asked about the revolving single-barrel flintlock, was informed by the guide that it was "eary 1600's, 5-shot revolving flintlock."  Looked like a single lock under which a brass cylinder revolved, with steel for everything else.

Somebody remind me to dig the photo out of my digital heap and post it.  I am still decompressing from a fabulous trip.

Just two rooms? Not three?

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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2015, 08:32:52 PM »
Recently came back from a castle in Sweden that had two rooms (basically, an armory) of old shooters (plus some body armor and other bric-a-brak).  Most of the firearms clearly never were shot, and somebody spends a heapo time keeping the 500+ firearms rust-free.  When asked about the revolving single-barrel flintlock, was informed by the guide that it was "eary 1600's, 5-shot revolving flintlock."  Looked like a single lock under which a brass cylinder revolved, with steel for everything else.

Somebody remind me to dig the photo out of my digital heap and post it.  I am still decompressing from a fabulous trip.

Just two rooms? Not three?

Oh, that's correct.  Three.  I was caught "loitering" in the major gun room while everybody else went to look at the "unicorn horn."
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2015, 10:40:01 PM »
Sorry Classnr, just when you thought this thread was dead too - but I like that revolving flintlock (I can't help but wonder what else was dreamed of by that gunsmith)! Unbelievable to think that was probably made completely by hand by the gunsmith!

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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2015, 11:29:07 PM »
Len seems to have an affinity for European auctions of fine antiques.  Some of the links he posts show amazing artifacts by extraordinary artists.
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2015, 11:35:09 PM »
Sorry Classnr, just when you thought this thread was dead too - but I like that revolving flintlock (I can't help but wonder what else was dreamed of by that gunsmith)! Unbelievable to think that was probably made completely by hand by the gunsmith!
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2015, 11:37:56 PM »
Would that be a "one-twenty-five" caliber?
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2015, 09:26:35 AM »
Those links were more fun than reading old high school year books "Most Likely To Succeed" and "Most Congenial", where are they now?

Now I know why people call boilers "colliers".  I thought it had to do with coal.  Nope.  It had to do with revolving flintlocks.

Our "most likable" is now a drug addict, our "most likely to succeed" is a funeral director and our "most talented" is a Sunday school teacher and stay-at-home mom. I haven't kept in touch with any of the others.

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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2015, 10:10:48 AM »
I would say your "Most Talented" has the most important job of all of them,  even though it may be the lowest paying job, if you only count pay as Dollars in the weekly paycheck.  However, her rewards will be much greater in the long term.  There is no greater job than raising and training children in a way that will benefit them in eternity.

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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2015, 11:02:04 AM »
So that's not necessarily raising the boys to be doctors or lawyers and the girls to marry doctors/lawyers?
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2015, 11:53:28 AM »
Sorry Classnr, just when you thought this thread was dead too - but I like that revolving flintlock (I can't help but wonder what else was dreamed of by that gunsmith)! Unbelievable to think that was probably made completely by hand by the gunsmith!

It's not a Flintlock, it's a Matchlock.

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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2015, 09:26:57 AM »
So that's not necessarily raising the boys to be doctors or lawyers and the girls to marry doctors/lawyers?
The professions of Doctor and Lawyer are over glamorized, but not nearly as much as people in the entertainment professions, such as professional sports players, actors, and musicians.   I believe the professions of Teacher, pastor, engineer, and scientist are undervalued.   

Back to the original topic, this is a very interesting thread.    I love reading about these old weapons and the ingenuity of their creators.   
« Last Edit: November 27, 2015, 06:37:16 PM by Prospector »

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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2015, 09:54:23 AM »
I would say your "Most Talented" has the most important job of all of them,  even though it may be the lowest paying job, if you only count pay as Dollars in the weekly paycheck.  However, her rewards will be much greater in the long term.  There is no greater job than raising and training children in a way that will benefit them in eternity.

The most talented from my school two years earlier was Ruben Studdard of early American Idol Fame, so in financial comparison she fell a little flat.
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Re: Puckle Gun
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2016, 02:07:37 AM »
Let us not forget that 1775 marks the year of the first widely-known "modern" submarine attacks (the Turtle attacks in New York harbor), so yes the remarks concerning the founding fathers being aware of new classes of weapons is correct and on point!