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Jared Lambert




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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Cheek stock guns         Reply with quote

Lately I have been looking at guns around the 16th century and I have run across an odd stock style that i am having trouble finding info about. I find pictures of alot of wheellock sporting rifle with it but im wondering if it was used on the battlefield (matchlock or wheellock)? Any info is greatly appreciated. Happy

Here is a link to a video of someone who makes and shoots them he has quite a few videos with cheek stock guns both ornate and utilitarian.
http://www.youtube.com/user/bolek1964#p/u/5/nu3eymk9Qrc

There are some examples of some target rifles I have found as attachments.



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A wayfarer should not walk unarmed,
But have his weapons to hand:
He knows not when he may need a spear,
Or what menace meet on the road.
-Havamal
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Elnathan Barnett




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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheek stock guns         Reply with quote

Jared Lambert wrote:
Lately I have been looking at guns around the 16th century and I have run across an odd stock style that i am having trouble finding info about. I find pictures of alot of wheellock sporting rifle with it but im wondering if it was used on the battlefield (matchlock or wheellock)? Any info is greatly appreciated. Happy .


The armory at Graz has literally hundreds of wheellocks set in cheekstocks intended to arm cavalry. Some are stubby little carbines, some have barrels over 40 inches. They were very common before 1650, and continued to be made well into the 18th century for target arms - they make for very good off-hand target rifles, I believe. I have even seen one on the Herman Historica website that had a percussion lock, and from the shape of the lockplate I don't believe it was a conversion.

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.
- Luke 22:36, John Wycliffe's translation AD 1384
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Jared Lambert




Location: Chandler, AZ
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the info I managed to find a website with a bunch of pictures from the graz and found some of the cheek stock muskets/arquebus WTF?! firearms as well as some other interesting stock designs which are attached if interested. If your interested in the photos of the armory here is the link
http://vikingsofbjornstad.gbtllc.com/GrazArmory.htm



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But have his weapons to hand:
He knows not when he may need a spear,
Or what menace meet on the road.
-Havamal
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