Pair of wheellock pistols with spanner, Peter Meesen, 1655 - 1660

Pair of wheellock pistols with spanner, Peter Meesen, 1655 - 1660

ebony (wood), l 67.8cm. More details

The characteristic feature of the wheellock is the spinning wheel, which strikes a piece of pyrites, generating sparks. The lock can be internally tensioned by turning the square spindle a quarter turn with a separate spanner. This spanner also serves as a screwdriver and can be used to loosen the cock when replacing the pyrites.

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