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Hunting rifle

J.W. Klattenberg1896

Tallinn City Museum

Tallinn City Museum
Tallinn, Estonia

Produced in Tartu by weapons maker J. W. Klattenberg for his master's exam in 1896. Colonel Gerorg Leets purchased the gun from Klattenberg himself in 1936. The rifle's lock plates are decorated with relief images and short cautionary rhymes in German. On the left plate: "Round is the target, round is money. Girl, watch out for hunters — when the smoke disperses, you'll be left alone". On the right plate: "I desire all that is round in a woman. Girl, if you have been once struck in the heart, to not leave it open again".

The rifle is displayed in Kiek in de Kök cannon tower.

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