Lot 3078: A wheellock rifle, Elias Schintzel, Berlin, dated 1690
October 27, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Slightly swamped, octagonal barrel with eight-groove rifled bore in 14 mm calibre, dovetailed brass front sight and iron rear sight. At the breech engraved signature "ELIAS SCHINTZEL A BERLIN 1690". Florally chiselled wheellock with semi-internal wheel. Double set trigger. Walnut full stock with floral and ornamental carving, patch box and chiselled iron furniture. Original wooden ramrod with tip and threaded sleeve made of iron. Elegant rifle in fine condition. Length 114.5 cm. Elias Schintzel, Berlin, mentioned 1679 - 1711, was appointed gunsmith to the electoral court in 1679.
Condition Report: II +
Notes: Langwaffen Lunten- und Radschloss