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17th-century rifle, X-ray

17th-century rifle, X-ray

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PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

X-ray of the firing chamber of a rifle dating from the 17th century. The shot (round, upper right) is still inside the chamber. The wood and metal in this rifle was preserved by means of a desalination process, using potassium nitrate and electrolysis. Photographed in France.

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