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Wheellock Pistol

Date:
ca. 1560–70
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel, gold, copper, wood, horn
Dimensions:
L. 20 3/8 in. (51.7 cm); L. of barrel 13 7/16 in. (34.1 cm); Cal. .492 in. (12.5 mm); Wt. 4 lb. 4 oz. (1928 g)
Classification:
Firearms-Pistols-Wheellock
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.189
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
The sheathing of the stock in plaques of gilt copper with raised strapwork ornament is highly unusal but recalls clock cases, powder flasks, and other decorative metal objects made in Augsburg.
Marking: Stamped on the barrel with the Augsburg fir cone mark, and a second mark consisting of a shield with a bird.
Ex. coll.: Duc de Dino (K 1).
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