The Wallace Collection

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Combined rapier and wheel-lock pistol
  • Combined rapier and wheel-lock pistol
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Augsburg, Germany
  • c. 1580 - c. 1590
  • Steel, gold and copper alloy, incised and gilded
  • Length: 105.8 cm, blade
    Width: 2.6 cm, blade, above the ricasso
    Weight: 1.59 kg
    Length: 121.8 cm
    Width: 22.6 cm, guard
    Balance point: 13.3 cm, forward of the guard block
  • Maker's mark: Three marks, one of which appears to be the pine-cone of Augsburg
  • A1241
  • European Armoury III
History
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Further Reading
  • Possibly A. Monmarqué, 1869; comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.