15 August 2009

Fête XVIIIth Century - Gunpowder


In the main photograph, the gunsmith is pounding the gunpowder in a pestle and mortar, prior to putting it into the ivory funnel you see in the lower photo, which is then used to channel it into the pistol.

2 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

He has some very valuable antique guns! Or maybe they belong to a gun museum? Looks like the "Fete XVIIIth Century" has been a lot of fun!

Gail's Man said...

Shivver me timbers, looks like he belongs on a pirate ship, especially with the swords at his side.

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