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Posted by: scratchbuilder How about a Weapon book on the evolution of the Wheel Lock Pistol, with a preface covering the Latch Crossbow.
Posted on: 03/05/2014 10:55:00

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Posted by: MTG
Total Posts: 30
Joined Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Not a topic I have great familiarity with so such a book would plug a gap in my knowledge and provide greater variety in the Weapon series. Technological innovation is clearly there so I think such a tile would work well.
Posted on: 03/05/2014 11:18:00
Posted by: achim
Total Posts: 40
Joined Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
That looks like an excellent idea! Well, at least, it does to me! Wheel locks were quite complex mechanisms in their time! State of the art, they had far too many shortcomings in the end! A WPN Book on this would be very wellcome.
Posted on: 03/05/2014 19:02:00
Posted by: Neil Grant
Total Posts: 13
Joined Date: Friday, 27 March 2015
you pull the trigger, the damn things whirls away for what feels like ages before finalliy going BANG. Every time i fire one (..which is not, i admit, that often) I half expect it to chime and a cuckoo pop out of the end!
Posted on: 04/05/2014 08:57:00
Posted by: CMB
Total Posts: 10
Joined Date: Monday, 15 March 2010
I love these weapons! I've never actually fired one, but they're like wonderfully lethal pieces of jewelry.
Posted on: 04/05/2014 17:53:00
Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
Many years ago I had the good fortune to fire a flintlock pistol. The long ignition train was an unpleasant surprise and I suspect that the wheel lock must have been even worse.
Posted on: 06/05/2014 11:37:00
Posted by: Pompeius Minus
Total Posts: 6
Joined Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
At the risk of sounding whiny, I think the matchlock musket (dominant for 100 years) should be higher priority. But I'd love to see a title on the wheellock version too, of course.
Posted on: 02/06/2014 19:48:00

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