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Lot 3304: Massive Matchlock Wall Gun

Scarce and Massive Northern European Matchlock Wall Gun with Fish Tail Butt

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3304: Massive Matchlock Wall Gun

Scarce and Massive Northern European Matchlock Wall Gun with Fish Tail Butt

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $7,000 - $11,000
Price Realized:

Scarce and Massive Northern European Matchlock Wall Gun with Fish Tail Butt

Manufacturer: European
Model: Matchlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 1 inch
Barrel: 49 1/2 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 383
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 192
Class: Antique
Description:

This massive wall gun dates to the early 17th century and measures 66 inches from the muzzle to the heel. The barrel has a blade front sight, "tunnel" rear sight, some bands of engraving, and a few unidentified maker's or ownership markings on the barrel. The barrel has a hook that projects through the bottom of the forend to help steady the gun on the ramparts. The lock has a "crown/GH" maker's marking and a bestial mask on the serpentine. The furniture is iron. The ramrod is fitted off to the side. The stock has the large "fishtail" butt with a thumb rest.

Rating Definition:

Good. The metal displays mostly silver-gray patina and has moderate to heavy pitting. The stock is also good and has a protective coating over moderate overall age and storage related wear. Mechanically fine.



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