Target gun used by the Guild of Arquebusiers in Amsterdam, attributed to Jacobus Jaspers, 1675 - 1699

Target gun used by the Guild of Arquebusiers in Amsterdam, attributed to Jacobus Jaspers, 1675 - 1699

wood, l 163.8cm. More details

The support stand on this target gun is in the form of a taloned eagle’s claw grasping a ball, a reference to the Guild of Arquebusiers in Amsterdam. Civic guardsmen would grasp the support with their left hand, while pressing their left elbow into their side. The gun has a tinder lock, which uses a piece of smouldering dried fungus, rather than a slow match, to ignite the powder.

On display in room 0.12-Z12.11

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