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Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol Made for Emperor Charles V (reigned 1519–56)

Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol Made for Emperor Charles V (reigned 1519–56)

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Summary

One of the earliest pistols, this firearm was designed and produced by Peter Peck, a maker of watches and guns. The two locks combined in one mechanism provided the barrels with separate ignition. Made for Emperor Charles V (reigned 1519–56), the pistol is decorated with his dynastic and personal emblems: the double-headed eagle and the pillars of Hercules with the Latin motto PLUS ULTRA (More beyond).
Peter Peck (German, Munich, 1503–1596)
Munich

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Date

1540 - 1544
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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