Pair of Wheellock Pistols

Designer: 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 14.25.1433a .444 in (11.2 mm); Cal. of 14.25.1433b .463 in. (11.3 mm); L. of each barrel 12 in. (30.5 cm); L. of plug 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); Diam. at muzzle 3/4 in. (19.1 mm); Diam. at breech 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm); L. of lock 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm); 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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