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Object Title

Handgun - The Danzig handgun

Handgun - The Danzig handgun

Date

1350-1430

Object Number

XII.11833

Provenance

Purcased from a private seller thorugh Christie's, London, Lot 159 on 30th September 2014

Physical Description

Anthropomorphic theme; three bearded faces around the socket, and a clean shaven face whose open mouth surrounds the touch-hole. The gun is cast in one 183mm long piece, with a short conoidal socket with nail holes for attachment of a haft/tiller, making it of pistol size and proportions. The octagonal barrel is in four stages. It has a proportionately long chamber 50mm long and 10mm wide, slightly narrower in diameter than the 12mm diameter bore section. The vent is 4mm wide, with a surface touch-hole diameter of 6mm (the usual pseudo-pan).

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

BoreDiameter12 mm
BarrelLength5.5 in
BarrelLength140 mm
OverallLength7.3 in
OverallLength183 mm
OverallWeight460 g
OverallWeight1 lb

Calibre

12 mm

Associations

Places Europe
Thumbnail image of Handgun named 'The Danzig handgun', Northern German or Scandanavian, 1350 to 1430 (XII.11833)
Thumbnail image of Handgun named 'The Danzig handgun', Northern German or Scandanavian, 1350 to 1430 (XII.11833)
Thumbnail image of Handgun named 'The Danzig handgun', Northern German or Scandanavian, 1350 to 1430 (XII.11833)
Thumbnail image of Handgun named 'The Danzig handgun', Northern German or Scandanavian, 1350 to 1430 (XII.11833)