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gun~musket~arquebus

1610/1620

British Museum

British Museum

Wheel-lock sporting gun or musket; long barrel, gilded and chased with delicately executed designs incorpating Jupiter, Mercury, etc., among scrolls and grotesques; one band at muzzle, one in middle, and a third at the breech; lock plate chased with triumph of Neptune; butt end covered with plate chased with scrolls; stock with walnut veneer inlaid in detached panels with scrolls in ivory; ramrod tip a later replacement; some small pieces of inlay missing.

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  • Title: gun~musket~arquebus
  • Date Created: 1610/1620
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 172.00cm; Height: 4.00cm (barrel); Height: 19.00cm (total); Width: 8.00cm; Weight: 5114.00g
  • External Link: Explore this item on the British Museum's website
  • Registration number: WB.8
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