Royal Armouries

Forget me not pistol

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Detail of highly decorated pistol grip showing inlaid enamels, mother of pearl, ivory and silver

  • Detail of highly decorated pistol grip showing inlaid enamels, mother of pearl, ivory and silver

Date: 1585 | Object number: XII.1764

Forget me not pistol

Description

A French Wheellock pistol of about 1585, known as the ‘Forget-me-not’ pistol.

A decorative presentation pistol of extraordinarily fine quality. On either side of the butt is an oval plaque of verre eglomisee , a technique of gilding and painting glass.

Calibre: .370 in (90 bore)

Overall length: 30.5 in (775 mm)
Barrel length: 21.6 in (549 mm)

Weight: 4 lb 6 oz (2.1 Kg)

Acquired in 1960 with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund.

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