The guns and the pistols were all flint-locks, for at this time matchlock and wheel-lock had about gone out of use.
The wheel-lock was superseded by the trigger and the hammer, still with flint.
The wheel-lock was rarely used for infantry arms, but was of necessity employed by cavalry, where the match was inconvenient.
There are numerous variations in the wheel-lock of all dates and of many nationalities.
To ignite the powder the "wheel-lock" and "snap-haunce" were invented by the Germans in the sixteenth century.
Or with smaller game—I fancy I could hit a pheasant with a wheel-lock if I went alone, and flushed the bird myself.
wheel-lock of blued steel, with gold and silver inlay, and wheel-guard of tracery in thin gold.
The next innovation was the wheel-lock, a weapon which possessed a metal disc provided with a serrated edge.
First the match-lock, wheel-lock, flint-lock, percussion lock.
From the rough lime-plastered walls hung a cutlass, a battle-axe, and a wheel-lock musket.