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Massive Dutch Flintlock Military Wall Gun

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3305: Massive European Flintlock Wall Gun

Massive Dutch Flintlock Military Wall Gun

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

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

Massive Dutch Flintlock Military Wall Gun

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 95
Barrel: 55 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 351
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 192
Class: Antique
Description:

Dating to the 1790s, this massive wall gun has a blade front sight, flared muzzle, hook under the barrel, small rampant lion mark on top at the breech, "65" on the left at the breech, and brass furniture. The stock has some markings on the right side of the butt, including "A23" and "CH." A very similar wall gun was sold by RIAC in 2016 that was formerly part of the United States Cartridge Co. Collection and was featured on page 96 and discussed on page 97 of "The United States Cartridge Co. Collection of Firearms" where it was identified as: "Dutch Flint-lock Wall-piece, cal. 96 It has a spur on the barrel near the muzzle. This is used for catching it on the outer wall or edge of the porthole to check the recoil when the gun is fired. From an old fort in Amsterdam, Holland." Similar guns were found in the Henk Visser Collection. See J.P Puype, "The Visser Collection: Vol. 1, Part 1" pages 470-475.

Rating Definition:

Fine with silver-gray patina on the lock and barrel, minor pitting, aged patina on the brass, and mild overall wear. The stock is very good and has a detached forend tip, a few hairline cracks, and general scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.



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