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Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol Made for Emperor Charles V (reigned 1519–56)

Peter Peck
(German, Munich, 1503–1596)

Etcher: Ambrosius Gemlich (German, Munich and Landshut, active ca. 1520–50)
Date: ca. 1540–45
Culture: German, Munich
Medium: Steel, etched and gilt; wood, inlaid with engraved staghorn
Dimensions: L. 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm); L. of upper barrel, 10 in. (25.4 cm); L. of lower barrel, 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm); Cal. of each barrel, .46 in. (11.68 mm); Wt. 5 lb. 10 oz. (2550 g)
Classification: Firearms-Pistols-Wheellock
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number: 14.25.1425

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