The Art of London Firearms

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York

29 JAN 2019 - 29 JAN 2020
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From around 1780 through 1830, London was one of the most important centers of gunmaking in Europe. During this period, the city's leading gunsmiths developed and continually refined a distinctly English style of firearm, which is immediately recognizable by its elegant proportions, restrained use of ornament, precision workmanship, and ingenious technical features. The finest examples rank among the most stately and distinguished in the history of gunmaking.