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    LOT 1070
Massive 17th Century Dutch Flintlock Rampart/Wall Gun - NSN, 1.1 inch
cal., 62 13/16 inch part octagon bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. This is an impressive example of a
massive Dutch rampart/wall gun that likely dates to somewhere between circa 1660-1700. It features
a fixed blade front sight, dovetail mounted fixed notch rear sight with a band of engraving, and a full length
early club butt stock with an iron peg on the underside of the forend for mounting. “AMS” with two bands of engraving above and below marked on the top flat of the barrel at the breech. The unmarked lock measures 8 1/4 inches long, the barrel measures 62 13/16 inches long, and the overall length of the gun as a whole is 80 1/8 inches.
CONDITION: About good with scattered light to moderate pitting, and crisp markings at the breech. Stock is fair with a fragile split at the left of the wrist, scattered cracks, chips, scratches, and insect holes. Mechanically fine. One absent retaining spike on the trigger guard tang.
Provenance: The George Moller Collection.
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
Massive 16th Century Germanic Double Barrel Volley Gun - NSN, 1 inch cal., walnut stock. This massive Germanic volley gun features two part octagon barrels in line with
bores measuring at just under 1 inch, and both retained in a large wooden mount by one large iron band towards the muzzle end and a spike at the barrel tang. The mount has
an extension at the rear to use as a handle for aiming, an iron reinforcing band (one of the securing spikes is absent) behind the barrels, and two large iron spikes on bottom for
mounting. Each barrel has a fixed notch rear sight (both shaped differently) and a flash pan at the breech (flash pan covers are absent) in which a fuse would be placed in and lit
for ignition. Volley guns were primarily used in defense against massed attackers back in the 15th to early 17th century before they were generally replaced by the 18th and 19th
centuries with artillery pieces firing canister or grapeshot for the larger versions and massed infantrymen armed with muskets or sailors with blunderbusses for the smaller versions though experimentation with individually loaded groups of barrels continued and resulted in iconic weapons like the Nock volley gun and French mitrailleuse. Measures 82 1/4 inches (6 foot 10 1/4 inches) in overall length, the left barrel measures at 61 5/8 inches long, the right barrel measures at 61 1/2 inches long.
CONDITION: Fair with scattered mild pitting and typical age related wear. Absent flash pan covers and an absent securing spike on the rear securing band as mentioned above. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
  LOT 1071
some small flakes/chips, repaired cracks at the heel and toe, and some minor scratches and dings. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
 LOT 1072
Mid-17th Century “Fishtail” Style Matchlock Musket - NSN, 75 cal., 44 inch part octagon
bbl., bright finish, hardwood stock. Similar muskets in European collections have been dated to
c. 1640. This one is a has an iron buttplate and separate butt extension piece which is unusual. The barrel has a blade
front sight and two notch rear sights. The barrel has “O11” or “110” on the right side and traces of other marks on top by the rear sight. The counter plates are floral shaped.
CONDITION: Very good with gray-brown patina, oil staining, and mild pitting on the metal. The stock is also very good for its age and has

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