Wheel lock rifle
On View In:
Gallery 340
Artist:   M.P.  
Title:   Wheel lock rifle  
Date:   c. 1630  
Medium:   Iron, fruitwood, bone, mother-of-pearl, and cowhorn  
Dimensions:   8 5/8 x 3 x 39 1/4 in. (21.91 x 7.62 x 99.7 cm) (overall)  
Credit Line:   The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund  
Location:   Gallery 340  

Name:   M.P.  
Role:   Maker  
Nationality:   German; Central or Southern  
Life Dates:   German (Central or Southern)  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Mark at breech proper left side: [MP (over an inverted crescent)]  
Classification:   Arms and Armor  
Physical Description:   octagonal rifle barrel with simple decoration at the breech; wheel pierced by four hearts; trigger guard forged with three loops at cusps of finger grooves; bone and mother-of-pearl inlay throughout, cheek inlaid with a standing south American Indian  
Creation Place:   , Central or Southern Germany, , ,  
Accession #:   97.39.2a-c  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts