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Пистоль с колесцовым замком. Европа. 17 век. фото 29-01

A FINE PAIR OF 28 BORE SILESIAN LONG WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, TESCHEN, CIRCA 1640-60 each with tapering barrel punched and engraved with sprays of foliage at the breech, muzzle and over the median (light surface rust and patination), stamped on the left of the breech with a proof mark, probably Suhl, slender breech tang decorated en suite, strongly bevelled lock retained by three side nails, with flush-fitting external wheel retained by a gilt-brass bracket pierced and engraved with the Imperial Double Eagle, sliding pan-cover filed with diagonal fluting at the rear, gilt-brass button release chiselled with a cherubic head, close-fitting dog with internal spring, the lower portion filed with diagonal fluting en suite with the pan-cover, fruitwood full stock profusely inlaid with staghorn tendrils and pellets enriched with mother-of-pearl rondels (the stocks with minor repairs, inlay with small losses), including rabbits being pursued by hounds over the fore-end, marine monsters, a cherub playing a lute opposite the lock, doghead tendrils about the tang, a scroll incorporating a bird-of-prey's head about the trigger, and a bird-of-prey on each side of the butt, all within segmental lines, the butt encircled by a slender steel band and inlaid with an expanded flowerhead in mother-of-pearl (one missing), steel mounts comprising trigger-guard with very slender terminal and a single ramrod-pipe each punched with scrolls en suite with the barrel, engraved staghorn rear ramrod-pipe (one missing), and engraved staghorn fore-end cap, and steel-tipped wooden ramrod, perhaps the original 67cm; 26 3/8in (2)

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Album name:yuvk / Пистолет колесцовый. Тип 3.
Keywords:17в. ; оружие
Filesize:46 KiB
Date added:Oct 06, 2011
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