A Silesian 120 Bore Wheel Lock Tschinke with octagonal sighted barrel swamped towards the muzzle, rifled with six grooves and set with border engraved brass panels over the top breech flats decorated with scrolls between ropework, plain tang, characteristic lock overlaid with brass engraved with foliage within roped borders, those over the main and cock-springs against blued steel plates, the former pierced and engraved with foliage and a bird, the latter pierced and engraved with pairs of birds heads,
The cock en suite and involving a moustachioed profile head, arched wheel-cover faced in engraved brass pierced with a heart on either side of the spindle, foliate engraved sliding pan-cover with release button, the latter with domed brass head, button-catch for setting the sear en suite, figured full stock, butt inlaid with shaped pieces of mother-of-pearl (some replacements) inset with green-stained and plain staghorn or bone, and brass plaques engraved en suite with the lock and including monsters, all against a ground of mother-of-pearl roundels and small brass nails, sliding patch-box cover en suite.
Replacement iron trigger-guard indented for the fingers, horn butt-plate (minor damage) with iron button, engraved brass ramrod-straps each pierced with three slots, engraved brass fore-end cap, and later ramrod with engraved brass tip. 95cm barrel, overall length 123cm.
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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