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Wheel-lock petronel with ramrod
  • Wheel-lock petronel with ramrod
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Augsburg, Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Steel, copper alloy, walnut, antler and wood, moulded and engraved
  • Length: 86.4 cm, overall
    Length: 63.3 cm, barrel
    Width: 1.1 cm, calibre
    Weight: 1.565 kg
  • Stamp: The mark of Augsburg
  • A1114
  • European Armoury III
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  • Light wheel-lock gun or petronel, the barrel octagonal at the breech, and moulded at the muzzle where a groove is cut for a missing foresight. Brass backsight. Near the breech is stamped the mark of Augsburg. The pan-cover has a thumb-piece to assist in opening it.

    Lock with external wheel contained in a casing of steel pierced at the base with heart-shaped openings and with a covering plate of brass pierced and engraved with scrolls. Press-in release for the pan-cover catch, and safety-catch.

    Stock of walnut, with small combed butt, curved on the underside to fit the hand, and inlaid with engraved antler in a design of strapwork, monsters and tendrils. At the ramrod socket is a plaque of antler engraved with a male figure in contemporary costume. Wooden ramrod with antler tip.

    German (Augsburg), about 1600.