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augfc:

Decorated rifles

Top is the cheek-piece of a German wheellock rifle, with stag horn engravings depicting scenes from "The Labours of Hercules”, notably "The Rape of Iole" (shown). Dated c.1550.

Bottom is a Persian percussion carbine, inscribed with "The Work of Rustam". The top of the breech is decorated with floral patterns and diamond shapes. Dated c.1850.

German wheellock: City Art Museum, St. Louis

Persian carbine: Historisches Museum, Bern

drscudworth:

So much to live for in 1882