A heavy hunting wheellock rifle by Doerries of Dresden, circa 1740
Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A90s | Live auction | 77 Lots
DescriptionThe octagonal barrel slightly constricted in the middle with seven-groove rifled bore in 15.5 mm calibre. Dovetailed brass and iron sights. A "Dörries" mark perfectly struck at the breech below a hunting horn and crown. The lock with internal wheel, the lock plate delicately engraved with a hunting scene. Signed "Dörries à Dresde" on the upper edge. Set trigger. The slightly carved full stock in walnut with smooth inlays of polished bone. The butt plate made of dark horn, iron harp trigger guard. Original wooden ramrod with bone tip and threaded iron sleeve. Length 117 cm. Exquisite baroque wheellock rifle in exceptionally good condition.
Johann Christoph Dörries is documented as a gunsmith in Dresden and Warsaw between 1730 and 1761. He worked for the King of Poland from 1730-52.
Provenance: Hermann Historica Auction in April 2010, lot 1044.
Condition: I - II Questions about the lot?