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These documents are studies of British gunmakers and the gun trade. Included is a list of English and Welsh provincial gunsmiths and gunmakers from 1550 to 1850.
In the three articles, The Crossed Sceptres & Crown Mark, Why The Tombstone?, and English Provincial Makers’ Marks, the authors discuss and illustrate the barrel markings found on provincially made English firearms. They have attempted to summarise the present state of knowledge and have drawn a few inferences. Clearly there is much more work to be undertaken. It is hoped that their efforts may encourage others to investigate the subject further, thereby adding to the history of British gunmaking.
Reference documents relating to firearms history. The first article features the English snaphance lock, one of the most innovative "flint-locks" and probably one of the rarest gun mechanisms to have survived.