Lot 5014

A profusely bone-inlaid South German Renaissance wheel-lock carbine, circa 1580

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots


Octagonal barrel rifled with six grooves in 11 mm calibre. Brass and iron dovetail sights. Smooth lockplate, the small external wheel with struck decor, lightly engraved hammer springs. Spring-loaded pan cover with release button. Full stock of fruit wood with rich inlays of engraved and partially green stained bone. Portrayal of animals, female and grotesque heads between scrolling leaves and ornaments. On the cheek piece and sideplate Renaissance cartouches with mythical figures. Patchbox with spring-loaded sliding lid, on the butt cap a removed family coat of arms. Inserted wooden ramrod with engraved bone tip. Ground barrel surface, lock partially pitted. One part of the forestock and a small number of bone inlays very well replaced. Length 96 cm.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.