Steel, brass, walnut stock inlaid with bone, horn and ivory
Overall: 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.); Butt: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); Barrel: 49.8 cm (19 5/8 in.); Bore: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)
Weight: 2.1 kg (4.63 lbs.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1919.65
The artisan who made this rifle used brass, bone, horn, and ivory to create decorative elements like animals involved in the hunt, fruits, and other details. If you look beneath the gun, you will see a goose or duck and a vase of flowers near the trigger.
Made originally as a petronel pistol, this firearm seems to have been refitted with a new stock sometime during the 17th century to convert it into a rifle, most likely for a child's use.
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