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Elnathan Barnett




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 2:59 pm    Post subject: Scandinavian Snaplock Rifles         Reply with quote

Lately, I have been toying with the idea of trying to make a replica of a Scandinavian Snaplock from the 16th or 17th century, but there is very little information about them in English, particularly the internal workings. Robert Held has a diagram of on of the internal-mainspring type, and I also have an entry from what I believe is Nonte's Encylopedia of Firearms, which describes the internal workings of a couple different types. In addition, I have a couple low-quality scans from Svenska Gevaers Smeder, and a bunch of pictures taken from the internet - Herman Historica, Christies, some stuff off of various gun boards.

SInce there are a number of folks here from various Scandinavian countries, I thought I'd ask if anybody has some pictures of the insides of these locks, particularly those with external mainsprings. Thanks.
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Jonathan Bridgstock




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PostPosted: Sat 19 Mar, 2011 3:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,

You might find some in the printed catalogue for the rifle shoppe. They have a heap of photos of internal workings of their products which include snaplocks.

http://therifleshoppe.com/default.htm

cheer,

Jon.
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Elling Polden




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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are the snaplocks in the Danish royal armouries;
http://www.thm-online.dk/genstande/?textsearc...ce%3Aname=

Snaplocks from norwegian museums;
http://www.digitaltmuseum.no/search?q=snappl%...mp;start=1

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Elnathan Barnett




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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Elling. Those are very helpful. There is a lot of variation in those guns, I must say.

Jonathan, thanks for the suggestion.

Therfor he seide to hem, But now he that hath a sachel, take also and a scrippe; and he that
hath noon, selle his coote, and bigge a swerd.
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