Lot 8068

A German wheellock rifle with bone veneer, circa 1700

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | O88s | Online auction | 997 Lots

Hammer price € 2,200

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Octaganol to round barrel, rifled with six grooves. calibre 14 mm. Front sight professionally removed. Smooth iron wheellock with dual trigger (front is set trigger - defective, broken). Unknown maker's mark. Nicely carved walnut full length stock with dark horn cap and sliding patch box lid. Engraved and blackened bone inlays with hunting scenes (a thumb rest and an insert on the lower side of the butt replacements). Small crack on the fore-end (with some minor repairs). Trigger guard and ramrod pipes of brass, with some repairs to the stock at the trigger guard with wood putty. Barrel with some pitting. The ramrod (no tip) a modern replacement. Length circa 114 cm.
A very nice wheellock rifle, that can be significantly improved by cleaning and some restoration. Lock function not tested, lock not disassembled.

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Our online auction "Fine Antique and Modern Firearms" includes 999 lots. The auction starts on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:00 am (CET). The pre-sale view will take place from June 16 -19, 2021 from 11 am to 17 pm (CET).