A wheellock rifle, the "Müllerbüchse", by Georg von der Fecht of Berlin, circa 1700
Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | O88s | Online auction | 997 Lots
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DescriptionThe heavy, octagonal barrel slightly constricted in the middle with sixteen-groove rifled bore in 16 mm calibre. The surface lightly pitted. Dovetailed sights in brass and iron. The lock with internal wheel and slightly domed wheel cover. Spring-lock pan cover with a release button. The signature "G.v.d. Fecht" stamped on the inside of the lock plate. Adjustable set trigger, the release does not engage. The stock lightly carved in walnut, the nose and butt cap in light horn. Scattered, minor worm damage at the root of the forearm. The patch box with a spring catch and sliding lid. Inset wooden ramrod (cracked) with horn tip. Length 126 cm.
Georg von der Fecht (1675-1740) was a gunsmith in Berlin. Documented as "the crown prince's court gunsmith" from 1710 and as court gunsmith to Friedrich Wilhelm I from 1713.
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