A Rare and Antique Saxon 18 Bore Wheel Lock Holster (Puffer) Pistol, of the Trabantan Bodyguard of The Elector Christian I (1560-1591), dated 1590. With swamped two-stage barrel with slender turned lines, octagonal breech dated on the top flat and stamped with makers mark, a hammer (Neue Støckel 5032), the rear of the breech incised N F H above a band of foliage, plain tang, flat lock stamped with the same makers mark and with pointed tail and flat wheel-cover.
Incised safety-catch with spherical button and acting against a spring, cock with circular piercing and acting on a chiselled spring, and sprung sliding pan-cover with threaded release-button formed as a screw-head, blackened full stock (small repairs and minor damage, some old wear and worming) stamped in imitation of natural staghorn and sparsely inlaid with scroll and foliate engraved white staghorn or bone plaques (two old replacements), and with a panel either side of the tang with a profile bearded head between foliate scrolls,
.Ball pommel inlaid with staghorn or bone roundel engraved with the arms of Saxony and the Archmarshalship of the Holy Roman Empire, collar engraved with ropework, circular side-nail washers as flower-heads, foliate engraved trigger-plate, rear ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap each with overlapping foliage, line engraved iron trigger-guard, and later horn-tipped ramrod. Barrel length 32.7cm, overall length 55cm. Provenance: The Saxon Royal Armouries, Dresden.
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