Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany, the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
A Combined Wheellock Pistol and Dagger, Bavaria, ca. 1550
Sold at Bonhams, London.
The blade is missing.
The barrel and lock of characteristic mid-16th c. form, with the sickle-shaped dog spring running around the wheel, the left-hand end of the lock plate struck with an unrecorded maker's mark, a trefoil in a shield.
The highly figured form of the dog spring reminds of a similar on a combination firearm by Peter Peck, Munich, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y. (attached).
The catalog description states that the grip is 17th c. replacement; it looks o.k. to me for mid-16th c. though.