Wheellock Puffer (Pistol) for the Mounted Bodyguard of the Elector of Saxony

A work made of steel, cherrywood, and staghorn.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of steel, cherrywood, and staghorn.

Date:

1591

Artist:

Abraham Dressler
(German, active 1572-90), Dresden

About this artwork

On View

Arms, Armor, Medieval, and Renaissance, Gallery 239

Artist

Master D R

Title

Wheellock Puffer (Pistol) for the Mounted Bodyguard of the Elector of Saxony

Origin

Dresden

Date

Made 1585–1595

Medium

Steel, cherrywood, and staghorn

Dimensions

L. 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.) Barrel L. 32 cm (12 5/8 in.) Wt. 4 lb. 6 oz. Caliber .65

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2279

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