Object Title

Wheellock muzzle-loading rifle - By Johann Cristoph Waas

Wheellock muzzle-loading rifle - By Johann Cristoph Waas

Date

1750

Object Number

XII.1863

Provenance

Purchased W. Renwick sale, Sotheby's 17 July 1972, lot 20.

Physical Description

The ultimate development of the wheellock; a self spanning lock, looking like a flintlock, which made the key redundant

Dimensions

OverallLength1251mm
BarrelLength858mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.67 in (15 bore)

Bibliographic References

Graeme Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 2001. p.34, colour ill.