Object Title

Wheelock gun - Sporting

Wheelock gun - Sporting

Date

about 1620

Object Number

XII.1065

Provenance

Formerly in the museum of artillery collection, the Rotunda. 1874 cat No.839. 1856 cat No.V/10. Transferred via the Cottesloe committee, 1927.

Physical Description

The wheel of the lock has a single small, curved bearing plate and the lock-plate is curved to the shape of the wheel and is stamped with a maker’s mark. Stock with bellied shoulder butt.

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength57 in.
BarrelLength1448 mm
OverallLength72.13 in.
OverallLength1832 mm
OverallWeight3.5 kg
OverallWeight7.11 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

12.7 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Serial number
MA 859
Butt
Stamped
Maker's mark
N/A
Lock-plate
Stamped

Bibliographic References

Graeme Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 2001. p.50, colour ill.