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Hunting knife combined with wheellock pistol
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 375
This is a classic example of a finely made and well decorated wheellock pistol from Nuremberg made in the late sixteenth century.
Marking: Stamped on the lock: the mark of Nuremberg, and a shield enclosing a rampant lion surmounted by the initials ME;
On the barrel, at the breech: the Nuremberg guild mark, and a snake between the initials PD (Peter Danner).
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