Wheellock Rifle

Date:
ca. 1610
Culture:
South German
Medium:
Steel, wood, ivory
Dimensions:
L. 41 7/8 in. (106.4 cm); L. of barrel 31 7/8 in. (81 cm); Cal. .61 in. (15.5 mm); Wt. 7 lb. 8 oz. (3402 g)
Classification:
Firearms-Guns
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1387
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Gods of War: Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor," December 10, 1996–December 1997, no. 48.

Stockel, Johann F., and Tøjhusmuseet. Haandskydevaabens Bedømmelse. Vol. 1. Copenhagen: Nordlundes Bogtrykkeri, 1938. p. 330 (Ant. Zurschenthaler listed as active ca. 1690–ca. 1730).

Norman, A.V.B. "Arms and Armour at Abbotsford." Apollo (September 1962), pp. 525–29, figs. 10–11 (snap-matchlock with arms of Archduke Ferdinand).