Georg Kurland (Polish)
steel with gilding; wood (walnut) inlaid with ivory, bone and mother-of-pearl, Overall - l:70.50 cm (l:27 3/4 inches). On Loan from the Collection of Justin Kohn and Family 87.2001
A petronel was a type of long pistol made with a wheel-lock ignition. Despite its length, the petronel was fired at the wrist like a pistol and not at the shoulder like a rifle. They were generally made in pairs during the early 1600s.