The Armoury of Windsor Castle; European Section
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... form, but it is of a higher quality of workmanship, being carved at the end of the cheek-plate with a doe resting beneath a tree; at the grip it is also carved with cross-hatching. In the butt is the usual receptacle for bullets. The mounts are of white metal. The barrel is 28 in. long, octagonal in section, the foresight of silver. Ordinary flint-lock, inscribed FISCHER. There is the loop and button for the carrying strap. 450-A Flint-lock Fowling-piece. English workmanship, middle of the 18th Century. This gun belonged to King George III., and was taken from Augusta Lodge, Windsor, to Carlton House in 1822. The stock is of walnut-wood, with mounts of silver, cast and chased with recumbent figures of sportsmen, hounds, trophies of dead game, also shell and drapery ornaments; the thumb-plate is oval and engraved with the Royal arms. The barrel is 36 in. long, with a flattened line of sight, where it is slightly chiselled with scroll-work, and with panels of gilding, the remaining surface russeted. Faintly legible is the name JOHN HARMAN, LONDON. The foresight of silver, and shaped as a mask. Ordinary flint-lock, also inscribed jo11N 1iARMAN. 45 1--A Flint-lock Smooth-bore Repeating-gun. Italian (Bologna) workmanship, third quarter of the 18th Century. The stock is of walnut-wood, the heel-plate opening on a hinge which, when open, discloses two tubes or magazines, the upper one for bullets, the lower for the charging powder; the bullets and powder being thus carried to the gun-metal drum, which revolves against the breech of the barrel. To one side of this drum is fastened a steel lever, which, acted upon in the following manner, charges the gun: --After having fired the gun, to re-load point the muzzle of the gun downwards, give the..
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