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    Fine Austrian Wheellock Rifle, ca. 1680

    Fine Austrian Wheellock Rifle, ca. 1680

    Item details

    Featuring long flat lock plate, beautifully engraved with foliage and dogs chasing a deer on
    stippled background; external wheel with brass cover decorated with hunting dogs and the
    Austrian double-headed eagle; cock with engraved monster head; sliding pan cover.
    Unmarked 25 1/8" octagonal barrel of 17mm caliber with slightly flared muzzle; dovetailed
    steel rear notch sight, and dovetailed brass front blade sight.  Fruitwood stock with large
    cheek piece, beautifully carved with foliage and leaping stags and inset with a carved
    rectangular bone panel depicting a mounted huntsman and dogs chasing a large buck.
    Bone butt cap, fore end cap, butt base plate, ramrod thimbles, and ramrod tip; all lightly
    carved and decorated in black ink depicting foliage and a wild boar.  Patchbox with
    beautifully carved figures of Venus and Aphrodite flanked with geometric and foliate
    designs in black ink.  Set trigger with notched three-fingered trigger guard.  Original wood
    ramrod with bone tip decorated ensuite.  Very high quality workmanship and in very good
    plus condition, with only minor imperfections.  Overall length 38 1/4".

    17th Century


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