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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 124

    A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL OF THE SAXON ELECTORAL TRABANTENLEIB-GARDE

    DATED 1592

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    A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL OF THE SAXON ELECTORAL TRABANTENLEIB-GARDE
    DATED 1592
    With swamped two-stage barrel, the breech dated and struck with the initials HR divided by the maker's mark (Neue Støckel 3065 and 5497), plain flat lock with safety-catch and sliding pan-cover with button release, blackened full stock stamped in imitation of rough staghorn and sparsely inlaid with engraved horn plaques, including a pair of male human grotesques about the barrel tang, engraved horn fore-end cap and ramrod-pipe, and original ramrod (pommel rondel replaced)
    21½in (54.6cm)


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    Provenance

    The Saxon Electoral Armouries, Dresden