Lot 2051

The Royal House of Hanover - a flintlock shotgun, Hovel in Celle, circa 1680

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A92s | Live auction | 103 Lots

Starting Price € 3,200



The barrel in 16.5 mm calibre, octagonal at the breech, turning to round after chiselled girdles. The flintlock with a domed lock plate (the original signature "Hovel a Zell" almost completely worn away), pivotable frizzen and openworked lock side plate in the shape of a dragon, modestly engraved linear borders and chiselled cock. The modestly carved crossover stock with chiselled iron furniture and engraved thumb plate. Iron-capped wooden ramrod. The butt with old repairs, knocked, a crack in the forearm in the area of the ramrod holder. Length 155 cm.
This rifle was made for the armoury of Duke Georg I of Brunswick-Luenburg, who also reigned as King of England as of 1714.

Provenance: From the armoury of the Royal House of Hanover, sold to a private owner in 2000.

Condition: I - II Questions about the lot?

General Information

The post-auction sales to our "Fine Antique and Modern Firearms" auction from May 18, 2022 has already started, and will run all the way through June 30, 2022. Until then you can purchase all unsold lots at the starting price plus the buyers premium.