The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Wheel-lock gun with ramrod
  • Wheel-lock gun with ramrod
  • Family of Erttel (active between: c. 1670 - c. 1750)
  • Netherlands and Dresden, Germany
  • 1624 and c. 1680 (stock and barrel)
    1680 (lock)
  • Steel, mother-of-pearl, copper alloy and wood, engraved, pierced and chiselled
  • Length: 154 cm, overall
    Length: 122.5 cm, barrel
    Width: 1.9 cm, calibre
    Weight: 6.15 kg
  • Inscription: '1624'
    Inscription: 'ANTE FERIT QVAM FLAMMA MICET' 'It strikes before the flash is seen'
    Stamp: A mark
    Inscription: 'ERTTEL A DRESDEN'
  • A1112
  • European Armoury III
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