Lot 581: A flintlock pistol by Behr
November 18, 2012
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
A flintlock pistol by Behr, dating: second quarter of the 18th Century
smooth, round, 18 mm cal. barrel, with octagonal base, outlines at the centre, provided with brass foresight; flat tang; flat plate lock with oblique borders, signed "I. BEHR"; wooden full stock (restorations near the mounts); brass mounts, outlined butt-plate provided with wide cap, a shield at the neck; brass-tipped wooden ramrod; counter-plate shaped as a dragon. For Johann Jacob Beher (with signature I.I. BEHR, from 1690 circa to 1740) see "Der Neue Stockel", Vol. 1, page 77.
dimensions: length 51,5 cm.
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