Academic thesis

Levi Jäkel: The restoration of an air-gun Back
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Abstract: Air rifles from earlier centuries are known as Windbüchsen (wind rifles). In this diploma thesis, a concept for the conservation and restoration of these rifles based on macroscopic and technical studies is developed and put into practice.

The findings help to better understand the mechanical design of wind rifles. Subsequentily, they were used to reconstruct an air pump based on historical models.


Keywords: Windbüchse, conservation, restoration, air pump, air rifles
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Jörg Freitag
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Volkmar Stimpel
  • date:  2013
  • pages:  224
  • pictures:  72

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