A German 20-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Lot 566*
A German 20-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,354) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A German 20-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
By V.D. Fecht Jun: A Berlin, Early 19th Century
With reblued multi-faceted barrels with silver fore-sight, long octagonal breeches signed in silver within punched silver borders and each inlaid with incised silver foliage at the rear, gold-lined touch-holes, grooved engraved tang, bright border engraved flat bevelled locks in the English fashion, signed in script and each decorated with a palm tree and with birds on the tail, engraved steels and swept cocks, and rollers, figured half-stock inlaid with silver wire around the lock cavities, barrel tang and butt, the last (comb repaired, escutcheon removed) with cheek-piece and chequered grip, border engraved silver heel mount and strap over the wooden spur trigger-guard, the latter with engraved urn-shaped finial, steel sling loops, silver ramrod-pipes, and later ramrod
83.4 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Christian Ludwig von der Fecht is recorded in Berlin between 1769 and the year of his death in 1827. Firearms by Berlin makers are rare
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