Small weapons

Flint-lock gun, Copenhagen around 1710. The lock is engraved with the signature Friderich Osterman Copenhagen, along with a C, representing Christian VI, as they were his first weapons. From early on royal princes were instructed in the arts of war and the use of weapons, primarily rapiers and firearms. The training itself was conducted with real guns, of course, but were designed and constructed smaller so as to fit the princes, such as the exhibit in question.