Object Title

Wheellock muzzle-loading sporting rifle - Tschinke type

Wheellock muzzle-loading sporting rifle - Tschinke type

Date

about 1620

Object Number

XII.1213

Provenance

From the Norton Hall Collection . Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund, 1942. Formally in the collection of Beriah Botfield (1807 - 1863) at Norton Hall, Northamptonshire. This collection would appear to have been formed in the 1840's. Norton Hall was acquired by Beriah Botfield's grandfather (who died in 1801), Thomas Botfield acquired it from the descendants of Nicholas Breton. Beriah Botfield restored Norton Hall to its former glories. The collection was finally purchased, with the aid of the National Art-Collections Fund, for the nation from Lady Beatrice Thynne on the occasion of her death in 1942. The purchase was negotiated with Lady Weymouth who was acting as attorney for Lord Weymouth (who was away on active service), who was tenant-for-life of the property (the collection had been settled on Lord Weymouth for life).

Physical Description

Lock of usual Tschinke type with external mainspring, slightly decorated with punched scroll work. Stock with short cheek-butt of typical form the whole inlaid with animals and monsters in stag-horn with scrollwork and dots in horn and circular inlays of mother-of-pearl. Hair trigger.

Techniques

Inlaid

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength34.25 in
OverallLength870 mm
OverallWeight2.3 kg
OverallWeight5 lb
BarrelLength42.25 in
BarrelLength1073 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.360 in

Inscriptions and Marks

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None visible
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