Hammer Lock

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By Crusader1307

Another mid-1500s "novelty weapon", the Hammer Lock utilized the Matchlock technology of the day and combined it with a functioning War Hammer/Pick. The hammer rod (shank) was actually the barrel. The long tapered end at the rear of the weapon was the hammer grip. Other variations of this weapon, featured the Matchlock mechanism inside the hammer head (with the barrel exposed when the hammer face was opened). The weapon was over 2 feet long and fired a .50 caliber round. Another "sketchy" weapon with regards as to how many were made and if they had a combat history.