Object Title

Wheellock muzzle-loading rifle - By Hans Breitenfelder

Wheellock muzzle-loading rifle - By Hans Breitenfelder

Date

dated 1666

Object Number

XII.1085

Provenance

Formerly in the museum of artillery collection, the Rotunda 1874 cat No.1197. 1856 cat No.VII/7. Transferred via the Cottesloe committee, 1927

Physical Description

Octagonal barrel stamped at the breech with the maker’s mark together with his name and the date, HANS BREITEN. F. 1666. Lock with internal wheel, the whole engraved with foliage. Stock with cheek-butt, the butt-trap cover and cheek-piece ornamented with bands of horn and burr walnut.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength29.6 in.
BarrelLength752 mm
OverallLength40.74 in.
OverallLength1035 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None

Calibre

.595 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
HANS BREITEN. F. 1666.
Breech
Stamped

Bibliographic References

Brigadier-General J.H. Lefroy, R.A., Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, 1864, London, HMSO, p.72.