Wheel-lock Petronel

c. 1630
(Polish)
Overall: 13 x 73 x 6 cm (5 1/8 x 28 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)
Weight: 1.34 kg (2.95 lbs.)
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Location: 210B Firearms

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A petronel was a type of long pistol made with a wheel-lock ignition. Despite its length, the petronel was fired at the wrist like a pistol and not at the shoulder like a rifle. They were generally made in pairs during the early 1600s. Civilian versions were elaborately decorated for aristocratic clients.
Wheel-lock Petronel

Wheel-lock Petronel

c. 1630

Georg Kurland

(Polish)
Silesia (Southwestern Poland), Teschen, 17th century

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