A Rare 54-Bore German Breech-Loading Flintlock Rifled Sporting Carbine

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 312
A Rare 54-Bore German Breech-Loading Flintlock Rifled Sporting Carbine
Signed N. Lichtenberg, Third Quarter Of The 17th Century

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 7,315) inc. premium
A Rare 54-Bore German Breech-Loading Flintlock Rifled Sporting Carbine
Signed N. Lichtenberg, Third Quarter Of The 17th Century
With heavy swamped two-stage barrel cut with twelve narrow grooves, octagonal then sixteen-sided at the breech and polygonal at the muzzle, made to turn off a tapering column with four flanges, and locked in position by two rods passing into holes at its rear and withdrawn by pressure on a spring catch housed within the front of the trigger-guard, brass fore-sight, iron standing back-sight, the upper flat of the breech section struck with a mark, an axe (similar to Neue Støckel 6126, perhaps for Suhl), the breech proper struck thrice with the maker's mark, 'NL' above a lion, the central mark lined with brass, long tang retained by two screws from beneath, applied faceted iron hood covering the lower half of the breech and matched by a cap applied to the rear of the fore-stock (one retaining screw missing), signed convex lock with engraved pointed tail and applied pan and steel, the steel-spring made to fit flush with the underside of the pan, convex cock with dog-catch to the rear (top jaw and screw associated), three side-nails, figured walnut butt and fore-stock (minor bruises), the bellied butt (old worm-holes) with raised cheek-piece, iron mounts, iron-capped patch-box cover (wood replaced), horn fore-end cap and ramrod-pipe, set trigger, and associated iron ramrod (iron parts with scattered minor surface pitting)
56.8 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Royal House of Hanover
    Sotheby & Co., Works of Art from the Royal House of Hanover, Schloß Marienburg, 6 October 2005, lot 748 (E. 4,000 plus premium)

    Literature:
    G. de Vries and B.J. Martens, The Visser Collection, vol. I, part 4, cat. no. 927, pp. 558-559

    Der Neue Støckel records N.H. Lichtenberg working in Wolfenbüttel, Brunswick, c. 1670 to 1680
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine, Whisky and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £10,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

App