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Old 13th June 2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Wheelock hunting rifle/Mueller Buechse

a rare Wheelock sporting rifle from my collection attributed to Johann Michael Maucher, last quarter of 17thC. Marked under the barrel with IMM.
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Arms anciennes des Collections Suisses. 1972.
The Age of firearms by Robert held 1959.
Sporting guns by F. Wilkinson
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Old 13th June 2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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Old 13th June 2009, 01:53 PM   #3
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OMG thats beautiful!
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Old 13th June 2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Great piece and superb provenance, Cornelis,

Thank you so much for sharing!

Does the other end of the ramrod retain an iron finial threaded for receiving a worm or a scourer?

As you most probably know, the museum in Schwäbisch Gmünd, where Maucher lived and worked for a long time, preserves a fine collection of his works.

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Old 13th June 2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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Does the other end of the ramrod retain an iron finial threaded for receiving a worm or a scourer?
Yes indeed, How do you know this, amazing

As you most probably know, the museum in Schwäbisch Gmünd, where Maucher lived and worked for a long time, preserves a fine collection of his works.Can you please give me the museum name?


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Old 14th June 2009, 02:13 PM   #6
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Because that's very common to all ramrods with bone tips - the barrel needed cleaning out the barrel now and then, even with better quality arms. The ramrod of your puffer should be equally equipped.

The Maucher ivory carvings and guns are in the Städtisches Museum Schwäbisch Gmünd:

http://www.schwaebisch-gmuend.de/60.php

Please look also here:

http://www.beyars.com/de_verbeinung...nn-michael.html

and for the 1992 catalog of the Mauchers' works:

Angelika Ehmer: Die Maucher. Eine Kunsthandwerkerfamilie des 17. Jahrhunderts aus Schwäbisch Gmünd. Hg. vom Stadtarchiv Schwäbisch Gmünd. Einhorn-Verlag Eduard Dietenberger GmbH: Schwäbisch Gmünd, 1992. 237 S. mit 255 Abb.

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http://naxos.bsz-bw.de/rekla/showData.php?meta_id=54


Best from Lower Bavaria,
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Old 14th June 2009, 02:58 PM   #7
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Found on eurobuch.com:

Die Maucher. Eine Kunsthandwerkerfamilie des 17. Jahrhunderts aus Schwäbisch Gmünd. Herausgegeben vom Stadtarchiv Schwäbisch Gmünd. - Ehmer, Angelika

1992

Schwäbisch Gmünd, Einhorn-Verlag Eduard Dietenberger, 237 S., mit 155 Abbildungen auf Kunstdrucktafeln, ausführliches Literaturverzeichnis. Original-Pappband mit farbiger Einbandillustration. Einwandfreies E...

Schwäbisch Gmünd, Einhorn-Verlag Eduard Dietenberger, 237 S., mit 155 Abbildungen auf Kunstdrucktafeln, ausführliches Literaturverzeichnis. Original-Pappband mit farbiger Einbandillustration. Einwandfreies Exemplar.Kunst [Elfenbeinschnitzerei; Kunst; Orts- und Landeskunde; Schwäbisch Gmünd; Württemberg] 1992 <
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Found on eurobuch.com:

Die Maucher. Eine Kunsthandwerkerfamilie des 17. Jahrhunderts aus Schwäbisch Gmünd. Herausgegeben vom Stadtarchiv Schwäbisch Gmünd. - Ehmer, Angelika

1992

Schwäbisch Gmünd, Einhorn-Verlag Eduard Dietenberger, 237 S., mit 155 Abbildungen auf Kunstdrucktafeln, ausführliches Literaturverzeichnis. Original-Pappband mit farbiger Einbandillustration. Einwandfreies E...

Schwäbisch Gmünd, Einhorn-Verlag Eduard Dietenberger, 237 S., mit 155 Abbildungen auf Kunstdrucktafeln, ausführliches Literaturverzeichnis. Original-Pappband mit farbiger Einbandillustration. Einwandfreies Exemplar.Kunst [Elfenbeinschnitzerei; Kunst; Orts- und Landeskunde; Schwäbisch Gmünd; Württemberg] 1992 <
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HI Michael,
thank you for your great Help, I just ordered the book.

Regards from Holland

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That's what we're for on the forum!

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Old 18th June 2009, 12:30 PM   #10
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Cornelis,

A Beautiful gun, in Beautiful condition!
We hardly ever see one in such pristine condition, all screws undamaged, etc.
The metalwork filing is a joy, as is the beautifully carved stock.

The ivory escucheons for the side-nails look lovely.

Altogether Very very nice!
Congratulations on owning such a piece!
........now, I'm going back to look at it again!!

Richard.
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Hi Richard,

I beg to differ but I do not think that the side-nail washers on Cornelis' beautiful gun are actually of ivory. In 99.99 per cent these inlays consist of either mammalian bone or of staghorn which means that you can use a Canadian cow bone or something else of native provenance to rebuild the piece

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Cornelis,

A Beautiful gun, in Beautiful condition!
We hardly ever see one in such pristine condition, all screws undamaged, etc.
The metalwork filing is a joy, as is the beautifully carved stock.

The ivory escucheons for the side-nails look lovely.

Altogether Very very nice!
Congratulations on owning such a piece!
........now, I'm going back to look at it again!!

Richard.

HI Richard,

thanks for the compliment
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Old 21st June 2009, 12:22 PM   #13
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Good morning Michael.

Yes, I am sure you are quite right about the side-nail washers.
I was "presuming" based only on the colour!

I sort of think replicating this one might be a bit past my abilities!!!!

Lovey rifle.
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