gun for a kern ?

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gun for a kern ?

Postby the_power on Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:00 pm

Guys, i'm thinking of ... increasing my armament for my Kern outfit. What sort of weapon would be appropriate for Ireland, 1580s ? Caliver ? Spanish Harquebus ? Any ideas where I can get something rough looking & cheap ?

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Re: gun for a kern ?

Postby Swifty on Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:26 pm

Arquebus or Spanish Caliver are prob the best options - but I don't know of any way of getting your hands on one of these without paying up - and paying up handsomely at that. You could get away with a musket for the 1590's - which would be easier (and quite possibly cheaper) to acquire. Best to talk to Mr Rankin on prices, availability + advice on legal issues. Take a look at this for starters:

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Re: gun for a kern ?

Postby finnobreanan on Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:14 pm


I've seen several reference's to Irish Calvermen from this time period. I just picked one up here in the States and I REALLY like it! The caliver is much lighter than an Aquebus or a musket.

Mine was made by The Rifle Shop in Oklahoma as a kit. I purchased it already built and lightly used. They make the best I have ever seen.
Swifty is right, they are not cheap. I was luky to stumble into a used one.
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