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Pair of Wheellock Pistols

Decoration on the stocks copied in part from engravings by Étienne Delaune
(French, Orléans 1518/19–1583 Strasbourg)

Date: ca. 1570–80
Culture: French
Medium: Steel, chiseled, gilt, and inlaid with silver; brass; wood, inlaid with engraved staghorn and brass wire, with painted details
Dimensions: L. of each pistol, 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm); Cal. of each pistol, .44 in (11.18 mm); Wt. of 14.25.1433a, 4 lb. 2 oz. (1871 g); Wt. of 14.25.1433b, 4 lb. (1814 g)
Classification: Firearms-Guns-Wheellock
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number: 14.25.1433a, b

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