Wheellock rifle, circa 1670, coat of arms of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Attributed to Hans Heller. 1)
Dossier as PDF
Length: 122,5 cm.
Length barrel: 86 cm.
I. Gun gallery of the Dukes of Saxony-Weimar at Ettersburg castle.
II. Auction at Gallery Fischer 24th June 1963 (consignments of Hearst and Kindig among others).
III. Private Collection.
Octogonal sighted rifled barrel with a couple of engravings near the chamber, notch and sight (brass). Plain lock plate, engraved and profiled wheel-cover made of
brass, hammer and spring engraved and cut, an applied putto in half relief (brass); the butt with decorative nails and iron scrollwork inlays, some onraments carved
out of the wood, more