Pair of Flintlock Pistols Made for Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth-Kulmbach

Gunsmith: Charles Froment (French, active Germany, 1657–1722)
Barrelsmith: M. Bréat (French, active Germany, ca. 1680–90)
Date: ca. 1686–90
Geography: Erlangen
Culture: Franco-German, Erlangen-Neustadt
Medium: Steel, chiseled and engraved; wood, inlaid with silver
Dimensions: L. of each 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); Cal. of each .545 in. (13.8 mm); L. of each barrel 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm); L. of each plug 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Diam. at muzzle of each 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); Diam. at breech of each 1 in. (2.5 cm); L. of each lock 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. of each 2 lb. 2 oz. (950 g)
Classification: Firearms-Pistols-Flintlock
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number: 04.3.195, .196

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