Lot 283

Courtly splendor wheel lock pistol (buffer)Saxony, around 1590. very rare, museum-like, well-preserved wheel lock buffer. Round iron barrel, caliber approx. 11 mm, folded at the barrel base and provided with flutes that merge into fine ribs, full shaft and ball pommel with extremely high quality, engraved leg inlay. Rolling mechanism meander and mascaron decor, with grotesque engraved, gold-plated wheel arch. The inlays and the stock come from Claus Hirt from Wasungen / Thuringia (mentioned 1580-1600). Inside engraved lock in the form of a mythical animal head. With ramrod, ramrod tip with appropriate leg leaf decor. Min. signs of aging, min. cracks (inlays), min. rest. L. 83 cm.