OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.
Unlike a true flintlock, this snaplock does not have a half-cock notch. Instead, the frizzen rotates to be out of line for safety while loading. Other similar "birding rifles" have been dated to the mid-17th century. Provenance: The Dr. Douglas Sirkin Collection; The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr
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