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Title:  

Gun Lock
Date:
C. Early 1700s

Content Description: 

The lock is a true flintlock, with no dog latch and is set on the half cock position. Locks of this type can be easily distinguished from the earlier dog locks by the shape of the tumbler that incorporated a reliable half cock, thus eliminating the need for the dog latch. Though the French possibly invented true flintlocks in the middle 17th century, dock locks were being used by the English military in the first decades of the 18th century.

Identifier:
QAR326.000

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