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    Posted: 25-Jul-2012 at 19:38

Somewhere in between the musket and the cannon was the "wall gun:" an oversized musket crewed by one or two men. Due its weight it was used to defend castles and fortresses: the long barrel gave it much greater range than the standard arquebus, but it was unwieldy and made the shooter an easy target on the battlefield
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jul-2012 at 07:13
Look at this baby, Nick, a Chinese 'Jingle' wall gun.

biggun Chinese Jingal Wall Gun
The one shown above is a .60 calibre.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jul-2012 at 19:18

More Chinese wallguns from the time of the Boxer Rebellion
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jul-2012 at 20:53
This one is a Saxon wall gun from around 1680.

Saxon Wall gun, circa 1680
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jul-2012 at 19:44
Cool. It looks like an oversized version of Nock's volley gun
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jul-2012 at 20:35
Originally posted by Nick1986

Cool. It looks like an oversized version of Nock's volley gun
Yes I agree, Nick, however at least a hundred years earlier than the Nock's volley.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Jul-2012 at 19:44
Was it smoothbore or rifled, and how many were made?
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Jul-2012 at 23:13
Originally posted by Nick1986

Was it smoothbore or rifled, and how many were made?
They were rifled, Nick, but as yet I have no idea as to how many were made.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2012 at 19:22

Here's a more typical wall-gun of the same period, together with a standard musket. The wallgun has a hook on the barrel so it can be rested against a wall, fence, or embankment
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Aug-2012 at 19:19
The Tibetans used wallguns (or long barreled muskets) against the British. I once saw one in a museum (Norwich regimental, i think) that was taller than me
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