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A SILESIAN WHEEL-LOCK BIRDING RIFLE (TSCHINKE)
circa 1650-70
With slender swamped octagonal sighted barrel rifled with eight very narrow grooves, retaining traces of original gilding within the panels of punched engraved foliage at the breech, the median and the muzzle, iron lock of characteristic type punched and engraved en suite and also previously gilt, fruitwood full stock inlaid with arrangements of horn pellets and engraved horn plaques over its full length, including a stag on the cheekpiece and a unicorn above the patch-box, and all within horn segmental lines, the underside with circular armoury stamp involving the letters ABS below a cross, horn butt-plate, iron trigger-guard, ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap each of engraved horn, and original iron ramrod (the stock with small repairs and small pieces of inlay replaced).
36 5/8in (93cm) barrel
Provenance
Hans Rudolf von Decker Collection
E. Kahlert & Sohn, Berlin
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