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Wheellock Pistol

Artist/maker unknown, Southern German or Austrian

Geography:
or Austria, Europe
Made in southern Germany, Germany, Europe

Date:
c. 1540

Medium:
Carved maple (stock); etched and gilded steel (lock); etched and gilded steel (barrel)

Dimensions:
3 7/16 × 2 1/4 × 16 3/4 inches, 2.7 lb. (8.8 × 5.7 × 42.5 cm, 1216g) Width (lockplate to counter plate): 1 9/16 inches (4 cm) Caliber: 12 millimeters (1/16 inches) Length (barrel without tang): 12 inches (30.5 cm) Diameter (caliber): 1/2 inches (1.2 cm) Weight (barrel): 1.3 lb. (578g) Length (barrel): 10 3/8 inches (26.4 cm) Width (max. barrel exterior): 7/8 inches (2.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1977-167-774

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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Label:
Maker's mark MS, possibly Simon Markwart (German, active Augsburg 1519-30 and Madrid 1530-40).