Lot 3087: A South German deluxe wheellock puffer with rich bone veneer, circa 1580
October 27, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Octagonal, then round barrel with smooth bore in 13 mm calibre. The upper side of the barrel with strongly rubbed engraved decoration of figures and fruit festoons, minimal remnants of gilding. Lock with domed wheel cover, small remnants of fine arabesques inlaid in silver and of gilding. Safety-catch, spring-loaded pan cover with release button. Screw-mounted belt hook on the lock side plate. Stock profusely, in parts completely, covered with inlays of engraved and blackened bone. Rich decoration of figures, mascarons and lions' heads between scrollwork and tendrils. The forestock shortened, numerous restorations and replacements, primarily in the central stock section. Wooden ramrod with engraved bone tip. Length 53.5 cm.
Condition Report: II - III
Notes: Kurzwaffen Lunten- und Radschloss