Lot 2031

A German/Flemish three-shot revolving flintlock pistol, circa 1730

The J. Durval Collection of Antique Firearms | A82d | Live auction | 167 Lots

Hammer price € 13,000

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Description

Six-groove rifled barrel (no twist) in 13.5 mm calibre, with a barrel rib and brass front sight. Rotating chamber block, the likewise octagonal rifled chambers are each provided with a frizzen. The block is locked into the circular iron stock plate by means of a spring and studs and can be operated manually using the forward movement of the trigger guard. The flintlock with an engraved lock plate, bearing the coat of arms of the Nuremberg patrician family Schedel. Cock is a replacement. The carved walnut full stock with horn nose piece, delicately engraved and stippled brass furniture, blank escutcheon, the butt cap (slightly damaged) with a grotesque mask. The wooden ramrod replaced. Length 54 cm.
Interesting and extremely rare system gun, very difficult to find, especially as a pistol.
See also Neubecker, Die bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Österreichs und der Schweiz, p. 159.

Condition: II

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