• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 103

    A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE

    THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE
    THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
    With swamped octagonal sighted barrel struck with maker's initials 'MS' a crossed hammers mark between, plain flat lock with external wheel and sliding pan-cover, walnut full stock decorated over its rear half with incised and punched patterns and with segmental lines enclosing naively drawn engraved horn plaques, fitted with matching sliding patch-box cover, fluted fore-end, engraved horn ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap, horn butt-plate, iron trigger-guard, and later ramrod.
    36½in (92.7cm) barrel


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.