Antique Firearms
A set of two hundred and ninety original pieces

The Royal Maestranza offers visitors the opportunity to view this unique collection of antique firearms, dominated by the spectacular equestrian portrait of the first Duke of Medina de las Torres painted by Italian artist Massimo Stanzione (1637-1644).

The Royal Maestranza's collection of Antique Firearms is classified according to its gun firing system with a set of two hundred and ninety original pieces from the armouries of Philip IV and Charles III as well as European rifles and shotguns dating back to the 17th -19th centuries (flint and firing pin, wheel and pin) , armoury belonging to Louis XIV, Napoleon and several English monarchs; hammer fired pistols from the 18th-19th centuries; 18th century English sporting guns, as well as harquebuses used in the Spanish War of Succession, and finally, a series of duelling pistols such as those belonging to the writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.

Uses and customs

The collection is complemented with explanatory panels about the world of firearms, giving a historical overview of their different uses and customs, methods, advances and efforts to improve the different systems used from the sixteenth to the end of the nineteenth century.

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