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Firearm

Arms and Armor, Firearm

Works of Art (14)

Cavalry armor, 18th–19th century, Tibetan, and possibly Bhutanese and Nepalese, Iron, gold, copper alloy, wood, leather, and textile (36.25.25, .28, .351, .476, .583a–c,h–k, .842a–c, .2174, .2461, .2505, .2557, 1974.160.10 ,1970.164.7a,b)
Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, ca. 1853, Made by Samuel Colt (inventor and manufacturer); Decorated by Gustave Young (engraver), American (Hartford, Conn.), Steel, brass, gold, walnut (1995.336)
Double-Barrel Percussion Shotgun, 1866, Made by J.C.A. Brun; Designed by Fannières Brothers; Engraved by Tissot, French; Paris, Steel, walnut, gold (1993.415)
Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol of Emperor Charles V, ca. 1540–45, Made by Peter Peck, German (Munich), Steel, etched and gilded; wood, inlaid with engraved staghorn (14.25.1425)
Flintlock Gun, ca. 1620, Made by Pierre Le Bourgeois (died 1627), French (Lisieux), Steel, chiseled, blued, and gilded; wood, inlaid with silver, brass, and engraved mother-of-pearl; brass-gilt (1972.223)
Flintlock gun, dated 1735, Louis Jaley (steel chiseler; French); Nicolas Carteron (barrelsmith; French); Joseph Blachon (stockmaker; French), France (Saint-Étienne), Steel, gold, silver, wood (1987.274)
Matchlock musket, 19th century, Tibetan, Iron, wood, leather, brass, and copper (36.25.2174)
New Model No. 3 Single-Action Revolver, 1888–89, Smith & Wesson (American); Tiffany & Co. (American), Springfield, Massachusetts, and New York, Serial no. 25120: partly nickel-plated steel, silver (2007.477)
Pair of flintlock pistols of Empress Catherine the Great, 1786, Johan Adolph Grecke (Russian), Russian (Saint Petersburg), Steel, ivory, gold, and brass (1986.265.1–2)
Pair of flintlock pistols, 1800–1801, Samuel Brunn (English); Michael Barnett (English), Steel, wood, silver, gold (1992.330.1-.2)
Pair of snaphaunce pistols, ca. 1690, Matteo Cecchi, called Acquafresca (Italian), Italy (Bargi), Steel, silver, ebony (2006.471.1,2)
Snaphuance hunting rifle, dated 1722, Jonas Schertiger the Younger (Swedish), Swedish (Stockholm), Steel, walnut, brass, and horn (1997.356)
Tobacco Pipe, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Chokwe (?), Wood, brass, leather (1977.462.1)
Wheel-lock Rifle, ca. 1680–90, Johann Michael Maucher (German), German (Schwäbisch Gmünd), Engraved steel; wood, inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl (42.50.8)