Pair of Wheellock Pistols

Gun locks made by Jacopo Colombo, Italian (Brescia), born 1627, last recorded 1662. Barrels made by the Cominazzo family, Italian (Brescia).

Geography:
Made in Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1650

Medium:
Carved walnut (Stock); chiseled steel (Lock); engraved steel (Barrel); incised steel (Mounts)

Dimensions:
a: 6 × 1 7/8 × 22 1/2 inches, 2 lb. (15.2 × 4.7 × 57.2 cm, 912g) Caliber (a): 14 millimeters (1/16 inches) Width (a - lockplate to counter plate): 1 5/16 inches (3.4 cm) Length (a - of barrel without tang): 15 1/2 inches (39.4 cm) Weight (a - of barrel): 0.7 lb. (331g) b: 5 7/8 × 1 15/16 × 22 1/2 inches, 2 lb. (15 × 5 × 57.2 cm, 925g) Width (b - lockplate to counter plate): 1 5/16 inches (3.4 cm) Length (b - of barrel without tang): 15 1/2 inches (39.4 cm) Weight (b - of barrel): 0.7 lb. (320g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1977-167-808a,b

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

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