The “snaphaunce” or fire-lock, is distinctly stated by Grose to be of Dutch origin,—hence the name.
There were also matchlocks, snaphaunce pieces, pistols, swords and hangers (cutlasses).
I have a couple of wheel locks, to start with, and three miguelet-locks and an Italian snaphaunce.
Textual remarks Page 12, snaphaunce is not a Dutch word; it is derived from the Dutch snaphaan.
Cotgrave has arquebuse à fusil, "a snaphaunce," and explains fusil as "a fire-steele for a tinder-box."