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Pair of Wheellock Pistols Made for the Bodyguard of the Prince-Elector of Saxony

Gunsmith: Zacharias Herold (German, Dresden, recorded 1586–1618)
Date: ca. 1590
Geography: Dresden
Culture: German, Dresden
Medium: Steel, wood, silver, gold, brass
Dimensions: 14.25.1399a; L. 24 3/16 in. (61.4 cm); L. of barrel 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm); Cal. .502 in. (12.8 mm); Wt. 4 lb. 3 oz. (1899 g) 14.25.1399b; L. 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm); L. of barrel 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm); Cal. .507 in. (12.88 mm); Wt. 4 lb. 1 oz. (1850 g)
Classification: Firearms-Pistols-Wheellock
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number: 14.25.1399a, b

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