Object Title

Wheellock muzzle-loading pistol - Holster Model

Wheellock muzzle-loading pistol - Holster Model

Date

1600

Object Number

XII.1550

Provenance

Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (W R Hearst collection) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant. This is one of 52 items purchased together. (Hearst inv. no. A.405). Purchased at the Cologne sale 21 June 1934, lot 766. Previously in the Konsul A D Hans C Leiden collection and before that in the Spitzer collection, Paris.

Physical Description

Decorated with silver wire, bone and ivory.

Dimensions

BarrelLength483mm
OverallLength697mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.430 in (60 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Lock stamped S, the interior RB and the barrel DG

Bibliographic References

Graeme Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 2001. p.44, colour ill.