Object Title

Wheellock holster pistol

Wheellock holster pistol

Date

1615

Object Number

XII.1074

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum, Woolwich 1927.

Physical Description

Made in classic French early 17th centuru style. The top of the barrel is engraved with a motto 'CONTRE FORTUNE BON CEUR' (A good heart against bad fortune).

Dimensions

BarrelLength610mm
OverallLength825mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.350 in (95 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Lock stamped AE

Bibliographic References

Graeme Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 2001. p.47, colour ill.