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Lot 1332: Ornate Johannes Hofer Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1332: Ornate Johannes Hofer Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

Ornate Johannes Hofer Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 24 bore
Barrel: 9 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 283
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 271
Class: Antique
Description:

Johannes Hofer was active in Carlsbad, Bohemia, in the early 18th century. This pistol has a two-stage, smoothbore barrel with a blade front sight. The lock is signed "JOHANNES HOFER" and has scroll and border engraving. The furniture is brass and features cast cavalry scenes, scrolls, and martial motifs. The stock has raised relief and incised carving and a narrow wrist and pommel. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Good with mottled gray and brown patina on the lock and barrel along with mild oxidation/pitting, aged patina on the brass furniture, some cracks and crude period repairs in the stock around the lock mortise, a replacement upper ramrod pipe, distinct designs on the metal and stock, and moderate overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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