German Axe Lock

  • Firearms Thru History
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Another "novelty" weapon design, featuring the combination of several weapons - was The German Axe Lock. This was a .70 caliber weapon (similar in some regards to The Blunderbuss). It fired a moderate sized lead ball (possibly 50 to 100 yards). A flintlock classification of weapon from the late 17th Century early 18th, it featured a folding axe head. The axe head was attached to a joint swivel which allowed it be opened. The "rifle" now became a hand weapon! No documentation survives of if The Axe Lock was ever used in combat.