17th-century rifle

17th-century rifle

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Caption: 17th-century rifle. Archaeologist preparing to place an excavated rifle, dating from the 17th century, in a desalination bath. Wood and metal have to be desalinated together to ensure optimum preservation of the rifle. This is done in a bath of potassium nitrate, using an electrolysis process. Photographed in France.

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