Object Title

Wheellock muzzle-loading sporting rifle

Wheellock muzzle-loading sporting rifle

Date

1640

Object Number

XII.1218

Provenance

From the Norton Hall Collection. Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund, 1942.

Physical Description

The octagonal barrel is stamped with a maker's mark and the underside in numbered. It has a lock with an external wheel that is secured by a ring-shaped bearing plate. The wooden stock has a cheek-butt and the whole stock is inlaid in staghorn with scrolls, strapwork and animals. There is a Pelican engraved by the trigger guard, which is made in indented steel. A hair trigger is fitted.

Dimensions

BarrelLength864mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.650 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Breech: GB. Underside of breech: XXVIII. Trigger guard: N28

Bibliographic References

Graeme Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 2001. p.56, colour ill.