24 May 2006
A GERMAN SMALL BIRDING STONEBOW (SCHNEPPER)
Early 17th Century
Of characteristic form, with steel shank with built-in gaffle struck with a mark, fruitwood butt inlaid with horn ball flowers, pellets and engraved plaques all set within horn segmental lines, moulded iron trigger-guard, and the trigger mechanism cocked by a button (the working parts of the gaffle and small pieces of inlay all missing).
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