Object Title

Wheellock pistol

Wheellock pistol

Date

1640

Object Number

XII.1815

Provenance

Acquired 1971 from the collection of Mr. L.F. McCardle, Sheffield Park

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the breech merging into round section. Two marks are stamped at the breech on the left side and a barrel forger's mark on the underside.
The lock has a flat lockplate with bevelled edges and at the lower edge is curved to the shape of the wheel. A makers mark is stamped on the inner side; the main spring is missing. Stock of pale coloured fruit wood, the flat-ended fish-tail butt having a shallow steel cap. Steel trigger guard and steel tipped ramrod. The number 3 is incised on the left side by the lockscrews

Dimensions

BarrelLength422mm
OverallLength628mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Bibliographic References

Graeme Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 2001. p.57, colour ill.