In this video Matt takes a look at an early breech loader made by gunsmith Durs Egg, based on Giuseppe Crespi’s action. We examine how the action worked, the weapon’s unusual bayonet and some of the history behind the weapon.
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.