Object Title

Wheellock combination halberd and double-barrelled pistol - By B. A

Wheellock combination halberd and double-barrelled pistol - By B. A

Date

1590

Object Number

XIV.23

Provenance

Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (W R Hearst collection) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant. This is one of 52 items purchased together. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 2 July 1936, lot 132. The property of a Viennese Collector, said to have come from a public museum.

Dimensions

Head, without langetsLength27.2inches
Head, without langetsLength690mm
BarrelLength7.8inches
BarrelLength203mm
OverallLength83.75inches
OverallLength2127mm
OverallWeight3.75kg
Head - maximumWidth8inches
Head - maximumWidth200mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none

Calibre

100 bore

Bibliographic References

Graeme Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 2001. p.36, colour ill.

Dorling Kindersley, Weapon. A visual history of arms & armour, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, 2006, pp. 158-9 (col. illus., bottom).