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Wheel-lock pistol

Wheel-lock pistol Nuremberg, around 1585 Wheel lock by Wolf Stopler Steeled iron, wrought, filed, polished; walnut stock with engraved bone inlays Length 46.5 cm, width 7.5 cm calibre 1.41 cm W 2785 The smallest type of gun, the pistol, which can be fired with one hand, is...

Point of a hunting spear

Point of a hunting spear German (Nuremberg?), 16th century Steeled iron, etched and blackened Height 26.5 cm, width 16.2 cm depth 1.8 cm W 2866 In nealy all cultures there has been a tendency for the ancient long weapon, the lance or spear, to become a symbol of power or...