Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1373: Engraved and Inlaid Wheellock Sporting Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Engraved and Inlaid Wheellock Sporting Rifle

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Wheel Lock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 30 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 439
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 177
Class: Antique

This late 17th century style rifle has blade and notch sights, some crude engraving around the rear sight, "P R" marked on top at the breech, border engraving at the breech, an internal wheel, warrior and best scene on the dog, shell design on the dog bridle, sea creature design by the wheel, "ERTTEL. SENI" signed ahead of the pan, a scene of a spotted cat looking back towards a castle/estate on the rear portion of the lock plate, adjustable double set triggers, and very ornate staghorn/bone/antique ivory and mother of pearl decorated stock. The stock inlays feature primarily a variety fo floral and bestial mask designs. The left side features a scene of a hunter aiming his rifle at a stag being pursued by his dogs along with two flushed birds.

Rating Definition:

Good with gray and brown patina on the barrel and lock, mild pitting, aged patina on the replacement brass trigger guard, and moderate overall wear. The stock is far and has cracks including a break in the midsection, some slivers absent from the edges, small pieces of absent or replaced inlays, some repairs, and mild overall wear. The lock is not tested.

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