1) A light kind of musket which did not require a ‘rest’.

It was originally of a certain ‘calibre’, a word which has the same origin: 1586 Item of Callyvers xxiiij, Sheffield

1588 for oyling a callever 1d, Ingleby Arncliffe

1610 one calliver with a head piece, a flax and tutch box, Kirkstall.

dates 1586 1588 1610

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