Overall: 14 x 7.3 cm (5 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)
Weight: 340 g (11.99 oz.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.41
This steel gunlock is its own work of art, chiseled with designs of grotesques, masks, and foliage.
The snaphance is a type of lock used for firing a gun. It is a predecessor of the flintlock mechanism.
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