Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading target gun - By E. G. Siaens

Matchlock muzzle-loading target gun - By E. G. Siaens

Date

1750

Object Number

XII.21

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Of similar type to No. XII.18 and 20 but differing in detail and of later date. Barrel of square section at the breech altering to octagonal. Wide, flat backsight pierced with a large aperture and originally fitted with a pivoted plate drilled with a smaller aperture for optional use. The pan retains it's pivoted cover.
Lock with mechanism similar to that fitted to No. XII.16, the lock-plate however being of flintlock shape. It is engraved with the name of the maker E.G. Siaens.
Stock, the butt with cheekpiece on both sides, the large hand-grip carved with rococo scrollwork and foliage in high relief. Brass mounts, the trigger-guard indented for the fingers. Double-lever hair-trigger. Ramrod missing

Dimensions

BarrelLength1067mm
OverallLength1502mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.56 in (26 bore)

Associations

Places Flanders

Bibliographic References

Arne Hoff, Dutch Firearms, Ed: Walter Stryker, Sotheby Parke, Bernet, London, 1978. p.28, ill. pl.20.