Wheel-Lock from a Hunting Gun

Wheel-Lock from a Hunting Gun


Steel, engraved

Overall: 22.7 x 16.5 x 5.8 cm (8 15/16 x 6 1/2 x 2 5/16 in.)

Weight: 880 g (1.94 lbs.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.39


Did you know?

Engraving, one of the oldest techniques for decorating metal objects, was frequently used to embellish the metal parts of high quality firearms.


This wheel-lock mechanism is engraved with a stag and a hound. Images of "the chase" were obviously popular themes on weapons intended for hunting. The name of the locksmith, Georg Bernardton Hauser, can be seen on the wheel.

See also
MED - Arms & Armor
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor

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