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Pair of Wheellock Pistols Made for the Bodyguard of the Prince-Elector of Saxony

Gunsmith: Simon Helbig
(German, Dresden, recorded 1609–1642)

Stock maker: Hans Fleischer (German, Dresden, recorded 1590–ca. 1625)
Date: ca. 1610
Culture: German, Dresden
Medium: Steel; gilt brass; wood, inlaid with engraved staghorn
Dimensions: L. of each pistol, 29 1/8 in. (73.96 cm); L. of each barrel, 18 3/4 in. (47.63 cm); Cal. of each pistol, .57 in. (14.48 mm); Wt. of each pistol, 4 lb. 5 oz. (1956 g)
Classification: Firearms-Pistols-Wheellock
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number: 14.25.1398a, b

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