Wheellock Rifle

Steel-chiseler Caspar Spät German
Stock maker Elias Becker German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375

The buttplate is inlaid with a griffin bearing a sword (the coat of arms of the Spät family), suggesting that this rifle was made for personal use by Caspar Spät or another family member.

Wheellock Rifle, Caspar Spät (German, Munich, ca. 1611–1691), Steel, gold, wood (ebony), staghorn, bone, German, Munich and Augsburg

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