Detail View: The AMICA Library: Wheel-Lock Hunting Rifle

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1959.127
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Schmidt, Hans
Creator Nationality: 
European; Central European; Austrian
Creator Role: 
artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
1935 - 1669
Gender: 
M
Creator Name-CRT: 
Hans Schmidt
Title: 
Wheel-Lock Hunting Rifle
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
mid 17th century
Creation Start Date: 
1633
Creation End Date: 
1666
Materials and Techniques: 
steel, varnished wood (walnut) stock decorated with inlaid silverwire and appliqu├ęs
Classification Term: 
Armor
Classification Term: 
Arms
Classification Term: 
Arms
Dimensions: 
Overall: , Butt: 8.6cm, Barrel: , Bore: 1.3cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1959.127
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis R. Schilling
Rights: 
Context: 
The barrel of this hunting piece is marked with the letters "GS" within a shield, the likely initials of the owner, who was probably member of the Order of the Golden Fleece as indicated by the escutcheon on the stock. A similar rifle made for another member of this order, Graf Sigmund von Dietrichstein, is preserved in Vienna.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1959.127.tif