Pair of Wheellock Pistols with Matching Priming Flask/Spanner

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, gold, silver, brass, wood, staghorn, brass wire, pigment
Dimensions: 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); L. of each pistol, 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm); L. of priming flask/spanner, 5 7/8 in. (14.91 cm)
Classification: Firearms-Pistols-Wheellock
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number: 14.25.1433a, b; .1523

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