About this artwork
The half minute needed to wind and load a wheellock pistol led to the invention of various multilock and multibarrel systems. Here three independent pistols are stocked together with alternating triggers.
To fire the weapon, the shooter need only rotate the grip on the gun and pull the next trigger.
- Wolf Jung
- Triple-Wheellock Pistol
- Made 1610–1620
- Steel, brass, and cherrywood
- Overall L. 72 cm (28 3/4 in.) Barrel L. 49 cm (19 5/16 in.) Wt. 5 lb. 4 oz. Caliber .35
- George F. Harding Collection