Snaphance Gunlock

Overall: 14 x 7.3 cm (5 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)
Weight: 340 g (11.99 oz.)
Location: 210C Firearms
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This steel gunlock is its own work of art, chiseled with designs of grotesques, masks, and foliage.


The snaphance is a type of lock used for firing a gun. It is a predecessor of the flintlock mechanism.
Snaphance Gunlock

Snaphance Gunlock


Italy, Brescia (?), 17th century

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