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Lot 3071: A Saxon wheellock rifle with bone veneer, Gotha, dated 1657
27 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Slightly swamped, octagonal barrel with eight-groove rifled bore in 15 mm calibre, dovetailed brass front sight and iron rear sight. On the upper side of the barrel manufacturer's mark "A F" above bird (similar to Stöckel no. 1848) and double inspection mark of Gotha (Stöckel no. 1447). Chiselled wheellock with double set trigger and gilt brass wheel cover embossed with flower ornaments. Fruitwood stock richly inlaid with engraved and blackened bone, with patch box. On the cheek piece depiction of a leaping horse, the forestock with monster. Monogram "I G" on the stock behind the breechblock. The underside of the butt with brand mark of the House of Salm. Iron trigger guard, the original wooden ramrod with engraved bone tip and threaded iron sleeve. Beautifully preserved. Length 110 cm. Collection of the Princes Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck, Christie's, London, 15 April 1992, lot 167.
Condition Report: II +
Notes: Langwaffen Lunten- und Radschloss