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Wheellock Rifle

Caspar Spät (German, Munich, ca. 1611–1691)
Stock maker:
Elias Becker (German, Augsburg, recorded 1633–74)
ca. 1640–50
Munich and Augsburg
German, Munich and Augsburg
Steel, gold, fruitwood, staghorn, bone
L. 41 7/8 in. (106.4 cm); L. of barrel 30 9/16 in. (77.6 cm); Cal. .46 in. (11.7 mm); Wt. 7 lb. 6 oz. (3350 g)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
Marking: Marked on the barrel: CS (Caspar Spät);

On the stock: EB (Elias Becker).
Ex. coll.: Baron; Sommeson; Saint-Seine; Sommier; Duc de Dino (J-1).
Paris. Exposition Historique du Trocadéro. "L'exposition historique du Trocadéro," 1878.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet D'armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. J.1, p. 95. pl. 19.

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