|2nd May 2012, 04:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Need help in dating my German Hunting Arquebus
Please, can anyone (Super Michael ?) help me in dating more accurately my German hunting arquebus ?
I think it should be turn of 17th-18th century... perhaps 1720..
|2nd May 2012, 05:05 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
Eighteenth c. hunting guns are not my main topic but I will have a try at this.
This is a wheellock hunting rifle of common type which actually continued being made almost unchanged for quite some time. The earliest possible date I would assign to your gun is ca. 1720-30, based on the style of the lock engraving.
Georg Friedrich DŁnnewald is recorded working from 1742-60. Though actually residing in Friedrichstadt, Saxony, Eastern Germany, he is known to have signed his works 'a Dresde(n)' although he failed to join the Dresden guild.
Thus, we should date your rifle to the mid-18th century.
Best, and have fun with your nice rifle,
Last edited by Matchlock : 2nd May 2012 at 06:01 PM.
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