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Triple-Wheellock Pistol

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

Date:

1610/20

Artist:

Franco-German (Alsatian); Strasbourg

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Wolf Jung

Title

Triple-Wheellock Pistol

Origin

Strasbourg

Date

Made 1610–1620

Medium

Steel, brass, and cherrywood

Dimensions

Overall L. 72 cm (28 3/4 in.) Barrel L. 49 cm (19 5/16 in.) Wt. 5 lb. 4 oz. Caliber .35

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2293

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