Germany, Bavaria (?), 1618 / Wheel-Lock Rifle / 1618Germany, Bavaria (?), 1618
Wheel-Lock Rifle

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Dates/Places: Germany
Creator Active Place: Germany
Creator Name-CRT: Germany, Bavaria (?), 1618
Title: Wheel-Lock Rifle
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1618
Creation End Date: 1618
Creation Date: 1618
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel, brass, wood (walnut) inlaid with bone, horn and ivory
Dimensions: Overall: , Butt: 7cm, Barrel: , Bore: 1.5cm
Inscriptions: on barrel: 1618, S.H.; on stock: FF
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1919.65
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: Made originally as a petronel pistol, this firearm seems to have been refitted with a new stock sometime during the 17th century to convert it into a rifle, most likely for a child's use.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1919.65
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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