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A Matchlock and a Firelock, or Fusil (17th Century)

A Matchlock and a Firelock, or Fusil (17th Century).jpg Gallo-Roman WeaponsThumbnailsA 'Vase' or 'Pot-de-fer'Gallo-Roman WeaponsThumbnailsA 'Vase' or 'Pot-de-fer'

The constantly smouldering match of the former rendered it a very dangerous weapon in the neighbourhood of cannon; the "snaphaunce", or "fusil", was fitted with a "fire-lock", in which a spark was struck from a flint.

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The British Navy Book
By Cyril Field
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