Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Wheellock Rifle

Steel-chiseler:
Daniel Sadeler (German, Munich, recorded 1602–1632)
Stock maker:
Hieronymus Borstorffer (German, Munich, recorded 1597–1637)
Date:
ca. 1610–30
Geography:
Munich
Culture:
German, Munich
Medium:
Steel, gold, wood (ebony, fruitwood), ivory, horn
Dimensions:
L. 42 3/8 in. (107.6 cm); L. of barrel 30 7/8 in. (78.4 cm); Cal. .56 in. (14.2 mm); Wt. 8 lb. 13 oz. (4000 g)
Classification:
Firearms
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1397
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
Thoumas, Charles-Antoine. Exposition Rétrospective Militaire Du Ministère De La Guerre En 1889. Vol. I. Paris: H. Launette et Cie., G. Boudet successeur, 1890. pl. opp. p. 46.

Scofield, J.K., J. F. Hayward, James G. Mann, and C.G.E. Bunt. "Old Firearms in America." The Connoisseur 108 (1941). p. 9, figs. 3–3a.

Peterson, Harold L. The Treasury of the Gun. New York: Golden Press, 1962. p. 73 (ill. lock of MMA gun).



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