Lot 3069: A carved German wheellock rifle, circa 1650
October 27, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Slightly swamped, octagonal barrel with six-groove rifled bore in 14 mm calibre, dovetailed brass front sight and (replaced) double folding rear sight. Lion's mark struck twice on the end of the barrel (similar to Stöckel no. 5499 and 5516). Lightly chiselled wheellock with double set trigger, wheel cover with heart-shaped openwork and shield-shaped mark on the lock plate. Dark wooden full stock carved with scale pattern in the butt and lock area, with patch box and bone nose. The underside of the butt with brand mark of the House of Salm. On the cheek piece coat of arms of the Barons of Fürstenberg carved in relief. Iron trigger guard, the (well-replaced) wooden ramrod with bone tip and threaded iron sleeve. Bone nose and forestock with minor replacement. Length 110.5 cm. Collection of the Princes Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck, Christie's, London, 23 September 1992, lot 410.
Condition Report: II
Notes: Langwaffen Lunten- und Radschloss