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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 139

    A VIENNESE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE MADE FOR A HAPSBURG PRINCE, BY CHRISTOPH RIS

    CIRCA 1745-1750

    Price Realised  

    A VIENNESE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE MADE FOR A HAPSBURG PRINCE, BY CHRISTOPH RIS
    CIRCA 1745-1750
    With swamped octagonal sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, signed 'Christoph Ris in Wienn' in gold letters and inlaid with gold scrollwork over the breech and muzzle, gold-lined vent, engraved barrel tang numbered 1, signed bevelled lock engraved with a boar-hunting scene, figured walnut full stock carved with scrollwork in low relief over the rear half (numerous small cracks, the fore-end cracked more extensively on one side towards the muzzle, the butt with later patch-box cover), brass mounts decorated throughout with rococo ornament, both cast in low relief and engraved, wooden trigger-guard, engraved brass fore-end cap, and pierced decorated escutcheon engraved with the arms of Austria, a Grand Ducal crown above (ramrod replaced).
    27½in (70cm) barrel


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