Arquebus on the cover

Okay, any kind of really old-fashioned gun, since I think some of them are matchlocks or other types of gun I'm unfamiliar with.

But my, it's a popular cover type, the close-up of some antique firing mechanism ...

And here's an odd thing: why do they all point to the right?

(NB: Please do not add covers with Winchesters, Colts, or other postindustrial firearms. I'm trying to stick to a handcrafted, pirate-highwayman antique ethos here.)
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message 1: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra I sort of feel compelled to say here, I'm not a gun fan. I'm an artist with many books of visual references, and in exploring one of them on GoodReads I found a remarkable number of other books with similar covers.


message 2: by Ted (new)

Ted Most of them are probably pointing to the right because that gives the best view of the mechanism, which would have been on the right side of the gun to accommodate right-handed people.


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