Likely manufactured in the early to mid 17th century for mounted use. The smoothbore barrel has a blade front sight, notch rear sight, a "WB" maker's mark on top at the breech, and some unclear markings on the left at the breech, one of which appears to be a Suhl mark. "VIII" is on the bottom of the barrel at the breech and inside the lock mortise. The lock is unmarked and is secured by three screws. The middle lock screw and a screw through the forend by the ramrod entry point secure the saddle ring bar. The narrow stock has a simple sheet iron forend cap, single sheet iron ramrod ferrule, faint mark visible on the left flat, and bare butt. The ramrod has an iron jag. A small "GDM" collection mark is by the toe. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Very good overall with mottled gray patina and light pitting on the iron, some insect holes on the butt (some filled), few minor hairline cracks, and general mild overall wear. Mechanically untested.
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