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Ethnographic Arms & Armour - A unique bronze barrel wall gun (doppelter Doppelhaken), Nuremberg, ca. 1515-20

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - A unique bronze barrel wall gun (doppelter Doppelhaken), Nuremberg, ca. 1515-20

15th century Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Arquebuses 1460-1480

15th century Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Arquebuses 1460-1480

Archibugio del 1510. Trattasi del modello utilizzato da alcuni dei Venatores.

Archibugio del 1510. Trattasi del modello utilizzato da alcuni dei Venatores.

The arquebus was used against enemies who were often partially or fully protected by steel-plate armor. Good suits of plate would usually stop an arquebus ball at long range. It was a common practice to "proof" (test) armor by firing a pistol or arquebus at a new breastplate. However, at close range, it was possible to pierce even heavy cavalry armor. This led to changes in armor usage, such as the three-quarter plate, and finally the retirement of plate armor from most types of infantry.

The arquebus was used against enemies who were often partially or fully protected by steel-plate armor. Good suits of plate would usually stop an arquebus ball at long range. It was a common practice to "proof" (test) armor by firing a pistol or arquebus at a new breastplate. However, at close range, it was possible to pierce even heavy cavalry armor. This led to changes in armor usage, such as the three-quarter plate, and finally the retirement of plate armor from most types of infantry.

"Ballestero y arcabucero de las tropas de Hernán Cortés", Dionisio Álvarez Cueto

"Ballestero y arcabucero de las tropas de Hernán Cortés", Dionisio Álvarez Cueto

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Dating Earliest Barrels: the Importance of the Position of the Touch Hole 1470-80

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Dating Earliest Barrels: the Importance of the Position of the Touch Hole 1470-80

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