Wheellock Gun


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375

This wheellock gun is from the French Royal Arms Collection, inventory number 60. The stock is almost entirely covered with fine designs done in silver and brass wire inlay, a very difficult and unusual technique. The bottom of the butt plate is engraved with the heraldic arms of France and Navarre beneath a royal crown.

Wheellock Gun, Steel, gold, wood (red beech), silver, brass, French

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