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North African Flintlock Musket with German Silver Stock

An unprecedented North African smoothbore musket, with an all-German silver stock, beautifully hand engraved with twining leaves, which extend to the mounts, which are also engraved German silver. The barrel is inlaid with silver patterns of leaves and branches as well, especially at the muzzle and breech.  There is a German silver ring mounted opposite the lock. The flintlock lock is nicely engraved, probably of European manufacture. The ramrod is trumpet ended iron,. The gun has four German silver barrel bands, all also handsomely engraved. Dimensions: 54 inches long overall, with the barrel being 39 inches long. The bore is abot .70 caliber. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

Condition:

Excellent. There is a missing wedge for holding the barrel to the stock, and the stock is slightly banged where the wedge was. The barrel and lock are darkened from age. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,299
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.