Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading arquebus - Brescian style

Matchlock muzzle-loading arquebus - Brescian style

Date

1540

Object Number

XII.5313

Provenance

Purchased from Peter Dale Ltd. July 1986

Physical Description

Traditional Brescian style with octagonal barrel with hooded rear sight, snap matchlock mechanism, cheek-stock and right-angled trigger guard. Stamped with makers mark LO on underside of barrel

Materials

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.459 in

Bibliographic References

G Rimer, T Richardson and J P D Cooper, Henry VIII: arms and the man, Leeds, 2009, p.223

Notes

Similar to fragmentary examples found on the Mary Rose.