A German 25-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun
Lot 196
A German 25-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun
Sold for £562 (US$ 944) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A German 25-Bore Flintlock Sporting Gun
By Matheus Gram In Augspurg, Circa 1750
With blued shortened two-stage barrel (fore-sight missing) turned at the girdle and signed along the top flat at the breech, octagonal breech stamped thrice with the maker's silver-lined marks and numbered '1' behind, engraved tang, bright flat bevelled lock (cock replaced) engraved with a cherub beneath the pan and with a bird amid foliage on the tail, moulded figured half-stock (some old splits, chipped below the lock) carved in low relief with rocailles around the barrel tang and behind the cheek-piece, brass mounts each engraved with a perched bird amid foliage and comprising shaped side-plate, butt-plate (retaining screw missing) numbered '221' and spur trigger-guard, the finial numbered '2', engraved faceted brass ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, and horn-tipped ramrod (one sling loop missing)
80.8 cm. barrel


  • A Matthes Gram is recorded in Augsburg between 1749 and 1777
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