Lot 24

Second half of 18th century
Walnut, steel, silver
44 cm (h)
Hallmarked "Paul Breitenfelder"

Starting price
50 000 CZK
   |   2 000 €
afterauction sale

Baroque full-stock percussion pistol with a cylindrical barrel with a polygonal bore with seven grooves caliber 15 mm. Barrel - welded steel, stock carved and decorated with silver reliefs with equestrian motifs and spiral fine tausia. Percussion hammer cut into dog head shape. Breitenfelder belonged to the European famous rifle family, which operated in Karlovy Vary from the end of the 17th century to the beginning of the 19th century. His rifle became the main prize in the shooting competition in Karlovy Vary in 1748.

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