Object Title

Wheellock holster pistol

Wheellock holster pistol

Date

1650

Object Number

XII.1266

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. The Norton Hall collection number was 155 and it was described as a 'gun'. 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, who acquired it from the descendants of Nicholas Breton. Beriah Botfield restored Norton Hall to its former glories. The collection was finally purchased for the nation from Lady Beatrice Thynne on the occasion of her death. 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).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 545 mm Barrel length: 352mm (13.9 in) Weight: 955g (2 lb 2 oz)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.535 in (30 bore)

Notes

Valued as a pair