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Topic: rifles

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Civil war virginia 1864.

Civil war virginia 1864.

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Wheellock Rifle

Wheellock Rifle

Daniel Sadeler (German, Munich, recorded 1602–1632) Munich

Wheellock Rifle

Wheellock Rifle

Daniel Sadeler (German, Munich, recorded 1602–1632) Munich

Wheellock Rifle

Wheellock Rifle

Caspar Spät (German, Munich, ca. 1611–1691) Munich and Augsburg

Wheellock Rifle

Wheellock Rifle

The lavish decoration includes personifications of the four continents: America (an Indian in a chariot pulled by unicorns), Africa (a woman in a chariot pulled by lions), Asia (a costumed figure in a chariot p... more

Wheellock Rifle with Spanner, Shot Extracting Tool, and Shooting Patch

Wheellock Rifle with Spanner, Shot Extracting Tool, and Shooting Patch

In very good condition and retaining its companion spanner and original ramrod with detachable barrel-shot extracting tool, this fine wheellock rifle is a rare example of a distinctive class of luxury seventeen... more

Wheellock Rifle

Wheellock Rifle

The buttplate is inlaid with a griffin bearing a sword (the coat of arms of the Spät family), suggesting that this rifle was made for personal use by Caspar Spät or another family member. Caspar Spät (German, M... more

Pair of Wheellock Rifles Made for Emperor Leopold I (1640–1705)

Pair of Wheellock Rifles Made for Emperor Leopold I (1640–1705)

Because most rifles fired only one charge and then had to be reloaded, wealthy hunters often ordered matched sets of two or more guns that would allow them a quick second shot.Leopold I (1640–1705) was Holy Rom... more

Wheellock Rifle
Wheellock Rifle

Wheellock Rifle

Johann Michael Maucher was the most famous member of a Schwabian family of ivory, wood, and amber carvers. He specialized in decorating gunstocks in intricately carved walnut inlaid with panels of ivory worked ... more

Wheellock Rifle Made for Emperor Leopold I

Wheellock Rifle Made for Emperor Leopold I

One of Maucher's greatest masterpieces, the stock is delicately worked in low relief and decorated with inset panels of ivory. The largest panel, on the lid of the patchbox, depicts the goddess Fortuna or the B... more

Miquelet Rifle

Miquelet Rifle

The miquelet is an early and sturdy form of flintlock popular throughout the Ottoman Empire from the seventeenth into the early twentieth century. Several elaborately decorated guns very similar to this example... more

Snaphaunce Hunting Rifle

Snaphaunce Hunting Rifle

This rifle exemplifies the diverse influences shaping firearms design in eighteenth-century Sweden. Its slender proportions and small-caliber barrel are modeled after the Silesian Tschinke rifle; the prominent ... more

Kentucky Rifle

Kentucky Rifle

Made in Pennsylvania, United States

Matchlock Rifle

Matchlock Rifle

The deeply curved butt of this hunting gun is characteristic of firearms made in the Sind region of northwest India (now Pakistan). The fine workmanship, particularly the forge-welded barrel with its complicate... more

Cased Set of a Flintlock Rifle, a Pair of Pistols, and Accessories

Cased Set of a Flintlock Rifle, a Pair of Pistols, and Accessories

The Revolution of 1789 and the subsequent rise of Napoleon, first as consul (1799–1804) and then as emperor (1804–14), brought about a dramatic change in the design and decoration of French firearms. The princi... more