A North European 25-Bore Wheel-Lock Holster Pistol

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Lot 350
A North European 25-Bore Wheel-Lock Holster Pistol
Mid-17th Century, Probably German Or Dutch

Sold for £ 3,125 (US$ 4,307) inc. premium
A North European 25-Bore Wheel-Lock Holster Pistol
Mid-17th Century, Probably German Or Dutch
With shortened octagonal barrel, plain tang secured by a screw from beneath, flat lock with a point at the tail, flat wheel with baluster retaining bracket at the rear, baluster cock-bridle secured from the outside, manually operated sliding pan-cover, figured full stock with incised line and punched borders around the tang and following the breech opposite the lock, iron mounts comprising hexagonal pommel-cap drawn-out to a flat point, trigger-guard with pointed finial, fore-end band and single ramrod-pipe, and later brass-tipped ramrod (some light rust patination); together with a pierced combined wheel-lock spanner and turnscrew with suspension ring (2)
30 cm. barrel and 18 cm.
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