#827 - .75 caliber Dutch Snaphaunce Musket

You are watching the birthing  of a  .75  caliber  Dutch Snaphaunce  Musket  with copy of original 16th century lock. 

That elegant piece of walnut with perfect grain running through the wrist  cost more than some modern rifles.  You can see the outline of  the lock installation on the musket if you look close. The  simple  furniture will be forged iron.

This   Dutch  snaphaunce lock  copy  is 7 1/2″ long.  It has a horizontal sear, like a wheelock.  The makers intaglio mark is at the rear of the lockplate.  It was probably designed in the early part of the 1600’s. After 300+ years, the clumsy looking thing still throws sparks. Big ones!

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