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Lot 3088: A significant German three-shot wheellock pistol, circa 1610
October 27, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Three slender octagonal barrels in superposition, each with smooth bore in 7.6 mm calibre. Triple wheellock on a lock plate. External wheels, safeties with folding lever for two locks, spring-loaded pan lid (one spring restored). On the inside elaborate lock mechanism with single trigger bar for all three locks. Three lock screws, the side plate with screw-mounted iron belt hook. Beside it trigger safety with folding lever. Walnut full stock with inlays of engraved and blackened bone. The inlays on the pommel and around the tang replaced. Repairs in the stock wood around the anterior lock screw, a part of the forestock renewed. Iron ramrod. Length 65 cm. Of utmost rarity. Three-shot wheellock pistols were manufactured in very small numbers, only few items are known to be kept in museums worldwide.
Condition Report: II - III
Notes: Kurzwaffen Lunten- und Radschloss