A Brace Of German Wheel-Lock Holster Pistols (Puffer)

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Lot 351
A Brace Of German Wheel-Lock Holster Pistols (Puffer)
Late 16th Century

Sold for £ 20,000 (US$ 27,569) inc. premium
A Brace Of German Wheel-Lock Holster Pistols (Puffer)
Late 16th Century
With swamped two-stage barrels each with incised lines around the forward sections, octagonal breeches each stamped with initials 'HR' (Neue Støckel 3065), a barrelsmith's mark between, a lion rampant in a shield (Neue Støckel 5497), tangs (one retaining screw replaced) with line engraved borders, plain flat locks with lightly engraved line border and fitted with sprung safety-catches, one with chiselled decoration, sliding pan-covers each with release button, cocks with chiselled springs, and flat wheels covers, full stocks inlaid with white staghorn panels within roped borders, the panels variously engraved with foliage and scrolls, the butts profusely inlaid with staghorn scrolls and engraved ball flowers, ball pommels en suite, iron trigger-guards, and engraved staghorn fore-end caps (some loss of inlays, ramrods missing) (2)
31.4 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • For similar pistols see Sotheby's London, The Visser Collection..., Part II, 3 June 1991, lot 6; and Christie's London, The Armoury of Their Serene Highnesses the Princes zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck (Part II), 23 September 1992, lot 547
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A Brace Of German Wheel-Lock Holster Pistols (Puffer)
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