London, South Kensington
12 July 2000
A 25-Bore German D.B. Flintlock Sporting Rifle
By B. Joseph Kuchenreuter in Regensburg, early 19th Century
With octagonal sighted barrels cut with eight grooves and signed in silver at the breeches, gold-lined touch-holes, plain tang, signed border engraved locks each with roller, raised pan, and safety-catch (left mainspring and safety-catch missing), lightly carved figured walnut half-stock, cheek-piece, chequered grip and fore-end, plain shaped brass mounts, iron sling mounts, small silver escutcheon, and horn-tipped ramrod, the butt-plate numbered '1'
27½in. (69.8cm.) barrels
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