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Pistol, snaphance

Description

Snaphance pistol, right hand pistol of pair, all brass (originally gilt) with fishtail butt and snaphance lock, orignally owned by Louis XIII of France, signed and dated, made by James Low, Dundee, Scotland, 1611 AD

Museum reference

H.LH 326

Collection

Weapons and Accessories

Object name

Pistol, snaphance

Production information

Low, James, 1602 - 1624 (fl.), Gunsmith
Dundee, Angus, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

1611

Materials

Brass, Silver

Physical description

Ramrod missing- probably silver.

Associations

Louis XIII of France
Whitelaw Bequest
Navarre, France, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress (13 Jul 2012 - 21 Oct 2012)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

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