Reverend Paul Wilcock is Head of the Arms and Armour Research Group at the University of Huddersfield.
While the group undertakes research in a range of arms related academic fields, as an honorary historical consultant, Paul’s particular area of research and publication, focuses on European edged weapons of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Did you know?
Going off half-cocked
Many older guns have a form of safety that prevents the gun from being fired when the hammer is pulled halfway back. Sometimes a fault develops which allows the gun to fire when the hammer is in the half-cocked position, before a proper aim can be taken.
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