Beautiful powder test tube with flintlock... - Lot 234 - Marambat - de Malafosse

Lot 234
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300 - 400 EUR
Beautiful powder test tube with flintlock... - Lot 234 - Marambat - de Malafosse
Beautiful powder test tube with flintlock box mounted iron, flat-sided stock, short barrel stopped by a flat hermetic pad connected to a flat numbered wheel and slowed down by the friction of a flat spring screwed under the barrel, the detonation of the charge jostles the pad and makes the wheel pivot which stops in front of a graduation allowing a comparative evaluation of the power of the powder compared to a reference powder. A functional mechanism, a rare object, only powder manufacturers, gunsmiths or artillerymen used this type of specialized tooling. (1)
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