Object Title

Snaphaunce muzzle-loading pistol - N/A

Snaphaunce muzzle-loading pistol - N/A

Date

about 1680

Object Number

XII.1513

Provenance

Purchased at Vokes sale in auction at Sotheby's, 27 March 1952, Lot No.61

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the breech, the muzzle finished with a moulding. Lock with brass lined pan and faint traces of engraved decoration. Brass mounts engraved and pierced with foliage.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength14 in
BarrelLength356 mm
OverallLength19.15 in.
OverallLength486 mm
OverallWeight0.74 kg
OverallWeight1.1 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

.350 in (100 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

N/A
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Associations

Notes

It is possible that this pistol has been made as a miniature gun and has had the butt shortened to enable it to be used as a pistol.