Solider with Arquebus


Solider with Arquebus, 15th Century, tin figure, painted, 1:32 scale.

The arquebus (sometimes spelled harquebus, harkbus or hackbut; from Dutch haakbus, meaning "hook gun") is an early muzzle-loaded firearm used in the 15th to 17th centuries. In distinction from its predecessor, the hand cannon, it has a matchlock. Like its successor, the musket, it is a smoothbore firearm, but it is lighter and easier to carry. It is a forerunner of the rifle and other longarm firearms. An improved version of the arquebus, the caliver, was introduced in the early 1500s. The word is derived from the English corruption of calibre as this gun was of standard bore, increasing combat efectiveness as troops could load bullets that would fit their guns (before, they would have to modify shot to fit, force it in or cast their own before the battle).

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  • Model: DER-MFK0020
  • Shipping Weight: 0.075kg
  • 8 Units in Stock

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 30 November, 2008.

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