Fine German 32 Bore Wheellock Holster Pistol

Fine German 32 Bore Wheellock Holster Pistol

£19,500.00
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WRSP178
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A Fine German 32 Bore Wheellock Holster Pistol, Augsburg Late 16th Century with swamped two-stage barrel retaining some original blueing and struck on the top flat of the octagonal breech with the Augsburg mark (Neue Støckel 1294) and an indistinct makers mark.
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A Fine German 32 Bore Wheellock Holster Pistol, Augsburg Late 16th Century with swamped two-stage barrel retaining some original blueing and struck on the top flat of the octagonal breech with the Augsburg mark (Neue Støckel 1294) and an indistinct makers mark.

Bright lock with safety-catch acting against an external spring, sprung sliding pan-cover engraved with a grotesque mask and with release button, circular wheel-retaining bracket secured by two screws, and cock engraved with two marine monsters, blackened full stock inlaid with white staghorn or bone panels between horn lines and borders mainly engraved with overlapping foliage and scrollwork, on the fore-end with a helmeted male profile bust, opposite the lock with addorsed marine monsters each with foliate tail, and a hound in a landscape, either side of the tang with a profile head, compressed ball-pommel inlaid with horn roundels each engraved as a flowerhead and between bands of guilloche, slender iron trigger-guard.

Possibly later ramrod with foliate engraved horn tip. The whole of the gun is in very fine condition. 29.2cm barrel, overall lenght 49cm.

Provenance

The Richard Garrett Collection of Antique Firearms & Related Items

Similar pistols are in the Bayerisches Nationalsmuseum, Munich, the Landeszeughaus, Graz, Styria, the Musee Militaire Historique de Prague and the Musee de lArmee, Paris

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Mechanism Wheellock
License Type No Licence Required
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