Lot 3029

A German hunting wheellock rifle, the stock inlaid with staghorn, circa 1700

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A82s | Live auction | 655 Lots

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Description

The octagonal barrel slightly constricted in the middle with seven-groove rifled bore in 16 mm calibre. Dovetailed sights. Decorative tendrils deeply etched on a fine, repousséd ground at the breech. The lock with internal wheel, adorned with deeply etched baroque flowers and birds, a Cupid on the cock. Hair trigger with release. The exquisitely carved full stock in walnut with lavish inlays of beautifully beaded staghorn. A depiction of a hunter with hound and stag in fine relief on the cheek. Engraved brass trigger guard. Inset wooden ramrod with horn tip. Length 107 cm.Condition: II + Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 656 lots and starts on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3656. The pre-sale viewing will take place from May 21 - 24, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.