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Old 14th June 2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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Default A Combined Wheellock Pistol and Dagger, Bavaria, ca. 1550

Sold at Bonhams, London.

The blade is missing.

The barrel and lock of characteristic mid-16th c. form, with the sickle-shaped dog spring running around the wheel, the left-hand end of the lock plate struck with an unrecorded maker's mark, a trefoil in a shield.

The highly figured form of the dog spring reminds of a similar on a combination firearm by Peter Peck, Munich, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y. (attached).

The catalog description states that the grip is 17th c. replacement; it looks o.k. to me for mid-16th c. though.

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