Hidden above the library and only brought out into the light of day for special events, such as the Cotswold Festival, lies a small selection of 17thC original weapons. All in need of some serious tlc, but the joy of being able to handle and photograph such items tends to make you overlook the 'electrical tape' and the woodworm. In this Gallery I've tried to put the photos in sequence, although some were taken on different visits.
The descriptions are my own so I apologise for any discrepancies, however if you can give me anymore details on each piece I'd be delighted.
Photos 1 to 27 - Target Musket Photos 28 to 46 - Finger Rest Musket Photos 47 to 57 - Fish Tail Stock Musket Photos 58 to 70 - All three muskets side by side Photos 71 to 107 - Pike Armour. Back n Breast, Gorget, Tassets. Photos 108 to 132 - Helmets Photos 133 to 135 - Gauntlets Photos 136 to 156 - Oddments including furniture