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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." In Les Anciennes Armées Françaises:. Vol. I. Paris, 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 CVIII (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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