More About Collectible Wheel-lock Pistols

It is not surprising that the invention of the wheel-lock pistol came not from gun makers but from the creative genius of clockmakers. Not only were clockmakers the most advanced mechanics of the 15th century they uniquely grasped the problem of storing mechanical energy in springs.

Leonardo da Vinci drew a wheel-lock mechanism . . . → Read More: More About Collectible Wheel-lock Pistols