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A rare "Eyraud" pin-fire revolver, France 3rd quarter 19th century.

A rare "Eyraud" pin-fire revolver, France 3rd quarter 19th century.

Extraordinary gilded brass ornate relief flintlock musket crafted by Iohan Adam Knod of Carlsbad, circa 1730.

Extraordinary gilded brass ornate relief flintlock musket crafted by Iohan Adam Knod of Carlsbad, circa 1730.

1798 Bronze 6-Pounder at Fort York, Toronto - From the curators' comments: "This bronze gun fired a 2.7 kg ball 1200 yards (1100 m). One problem with bronze guns is that their barrels might 'droop' if fired too rapidly." - If anyone knows what was meant by "drooping" barrels, please let me know. Thanks!

1798 Bronze 6-Pounder at Fort York, Toronto - From the curators' comments: "This bronze gun fired a 2.7 kg ball 1200 yards (1100 m). One problem with bronze guns is that their barrels might 'droop' if fired too rapidly." - If anyone knows what was meant by "drooping" barrels, please let me know. Thanks!