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Re: Handgunner

From: Juraj Dudak
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:09:11 +0100

thanks for your fast reply :)
i have a czech translation of the book, so i just guessed what you have
originally written..
this is actually all i wanted to know. We use prepared paper tubes filled
with powder for shooting which, according to your knowledge, is close enough
to real method. This habit comes from 30-years war reenactors, and we were
curious whether it was also possible in 15 century. We would probably used
it anyway because of safety, but now we know we aren't fooling the audience.

Thank you

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 7:45 PM, Anne Embleton <
anne.embleton-at-time-machine.ch> wrote:

> hullo Juro...what I have said is that one illustration in the Schilling =
> chronicles shows a box with small  prepared powder charges and shot in =
> separate compartments .There is also an earlier manuscript illustration =
> of a tube shaped powder charge with what certainly looks like a =
> roundshot inserted in one end.The handwritten caption says that this is =
> a quick method and might be made of paper or cloth.In fact "fixed =
> Cartridge".This is the earliest illustration I know..(SEE DRAGON) WE =
> havent even scratched the surface of this subject. There are many =
> illustrations  of
>  prepared powder charges sharing a box with shot so made up cartridges =
> are certainly technically possible .We have so little references for =
> anything ,every thing is open to lnterpretation and none of us can have =
> the final word...after all living history is not a scientific =
> occupation...it only helps us to experiment and guess .
> as one gunner to another I can only say ENJOY!
> Gerry
> On 22.12.2010, at 13:48, Juraj Dudak wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have been recently added to mailing list, and i have a question that
> > bothered me a lot.
> > I'm trying to reconstruct medieval handgunner and I'm not sure what =
> was the
> > system of fire. In "medieval military costume" Gerry Embleton writes =
> that
> > Schilling chronicles show prepared cartridges with gunpowder. Does =
> anyone
> > have that image? Or any other source showing that cartridges were used =
> in 15
> > century?
> > thank you in advance
> >=20
> > Juro =C4=8Eu=C4=8F=C3=A1k
> >=20
> >=20
> >=20

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