German Wheellock Sporting Rifle 25 Bore

German Wheellock Sporting Rifle 25 Bore

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An antique German wheellock sporting rifle 25 bore, circa 1660 with octagonal barrel.
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An antique German wheellock sporting rifle 25 bore, circa 1660 with octagonal barrel rifled with 6 grooves. Muzzle and breech decorated with glided panels 78cm, Overall length 107cm. Flat lock engraved with a unicorn and bull engaged in combat, flat wheel cover engraved with a serpent within a laurel wreath, pierced engraved dog and set trigger moulded brass trigger guard. Figured walnut full stock, the butt inlaid with engraved stag horn plaques including a grazing stag and a pair of birds of prey on the cheek piece. Enriched with small geometric plaques banding along the comb and fitted with sliding patch box cover veneered in engraved horn. The fore-end inlaid with further marquetry banding over its length with plain geometric mother of pearl plaques. Some inlay replaced horn butt plate and fore-end cap. Ram rod replaced.

Provenance: Counts Schenk Von Stauffenberg Sale Sotherbys 10th July 2002 Lot 269.

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Mechanism Wheellock
License Type No Licence Required
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