A 12 bore German flintlock sporting gun c 1680.
Firearms,Long Guns and Rifles
A 12 bore German flintlock sporting gun c 1680. The 3 stage barrel is deeply struck with proofmarks. The lock is slightly rounded, and the steel furniture includes a flat buttcap with finial extending to the nose of the comb. The two piece stock is carved with scrolls behind the barrel tang on the fore end, and retains its original steel tipped wooden ramrod. Excellent age patina.
Barrel length 45½” (115.5cms) Overall length 61” (155cms)
Provenance: from the collection of Count Schenk von Stauffenberg.