German Wheel Lock

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Title

German Wheel Lock

Description

This German Wheel Lock Rifle has iron furniture and a wood rammer with bone tip that 'snaps' into channel below stock. Cherrywood stock includes sliding patch box in butt with snap closure. Bone nose cap and side plate washers. Bridged trigger guard with finger loops. There is a bone disc inlaid in reverse stock 'IHS' symbol. Complete wheel lock ignition system only missing spanner wrench to wind discs.

Caliber: .75
Weight: 5.6 lbs.
Length: 33 5/8"
Barrel: 22 3/4"

Source

Brown, M.L. Firearms in Colonial America: The Impact on History and Technology 1492-1792. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 1980.

Date

c. 1590

Rights

George C. Neumann Collection, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Identifier

VAFO 164

Original Format

Photograph