Lot #3257
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Lot 3258: Rare Etched German Combination Wheellock and Matchlock Musket

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3258: Rare Etched German Combination Wheellock and Matchlock Musket

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000
Price Realized:

Rare Etched German Combination Wheellock and Matchlock Musket

Manufacturer: German
Model: Wheellock
Type: Musket
Gauge: N/A
Barrel: 43 1/4 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 468
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 172
Class: Antique
Description:

This attractive and decorative musket was assembled in the Victorian era using some original 17th century components, including most of the lock. The smoothbore barrel has blade and notch sights. The barrel, lock, accent panels, and trigger guard have a variety of floral and classical patterns. The matchlock serpentine was added to the lock.

Rating Definition:

Fine as assembled and embellished in the Victorian era with mottled gray patina, mild pitting, generally distinct etching, and mild overall age and storage related wear. The stock is also fine and has some small chips and slivers absent, some cracks and splices, and general moderate wear. Lock modified and not fully tested.



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