A German 80-Bore Breech-Loading Bellows Air Gun
Lot 275
A German 80-Bore Breech-Loading Bellows Air Gun
£1,500 - 1,800
US$ 2,500 - 2,900

Lot Details
A German 80-Bore Breech-Loading Bellows Air Gun
By A. Landauer In Fraunstein, Late 18th Century
With swamped octagonal sighted barrel with brass-lined bore, signed in full along the top flat, tipping-up for loading against a spring and secured in the closed position by a sprung hook in front of the trigger-guard, figured full stock shaped beneath the cheek-piece, hollow butt, pierced shaped brass mounts including side-plates, one incorporating a sprung button, thumb-plate and trigger-guard (old repair) indented for the fingers, dummy patch-box cover en suite, set trigger (missing), dark horn fore-end cap, and brass-tipped ramrod
87.6 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • This maker appears to be unrecorded

    For a very similar example formerly in the Albert Littler Collection, see Christie's London, Antique Arms and Armour ..., 18 July 2002, lot 191
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