Object Title

Detached wheellock lock

Detached wheellock lock

Date

1675

Object Number

XII.927

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Previously catalogued under the1909 Dillon sequence as (XIII.??) and before that under the 1859 Hewitt (or Old War Office sequence) as XII.69. Therefore was in the collection prior to 1859.

Physical Description

Fine quality from a sporting rifle. Wheel mounted internally, the lockplate being engraved with a figure of neptune in a car drawn by sea horses the side of the car inscribed with the name of the maker MARCUS LINCK PRAG. the bachground of the engraving is sunken. Dog-head chiselled and pierced with a figure of venus holding a burning heart and an arrow. cocking lever missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length Lockplate: 7.10 in (180 mm), Weight: 1 lb 4 oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Bibliographic References

Charles J.Ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, HMSO, 1916,Vol.II, p.422. illus. Plate XXXVI.