Lot #2283
Lot #2285

Lot 2284: Decorated Large Matchlock Sporting Gun

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Lot 2284: Decorated Large Matchlock Sporting Gun

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Decorated Large Matchlock Sporting Gun

Manufacturer: French
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 14 bore
Barrel: 42 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 295
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

This is an interesting, possibly Victorian era or later, custom made decorative piece possibly built with some original components. The Latin motto "VIVIT POST" "FUNERA VIRTUS" (after death, virtue survives) is inscribed on the front panels. Others have various designs, mainly men at arms, fortifications, a bust of Charles V, and the Holy Roman Empire's reichsadler. Provenance: The William Ashby Collection; The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

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