Unknown Artist, Wheel lock pistol, 16th century. Wheel-locks enabled guns to be carried loaded.
Wheellock Pistol, Suhl after 1630
Schützenrohr, Suhl um 1610
A type of self igniting matchlock invented by Kume Michikata, who has been called the Japanese Leonardo da Vinci.
An "alla Spagnola" flintlock category: An Italian Gentleman Collection provenance: Southern Italy dating: third quarter of the 17th Century description: Trapezoidal plate, the ending part chiselled with a high-relieved grotesque mask and vine shoots, small floral engravings, the springs chiselled as female busts; hammer, rein and batterie richly pierced and chiselled with female figures and vegetal motifs.
Japanese matchlock firing mechanism (karakuri), external spring type.