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    17th Century Unmarked Dutch or German Officer's Military Wheelock Ball-Butt Holster Pistol, Circa 1620-1630. .58 caliber smoothbore, 17 7/8-inch unmarked tapered barrel with faceted breech. Unmarked Dutch-type Wheelock mechanism. Sliding pan cover. Replacement fruitwood stock and ball butt, both profusely inlaid with engraved bone or ivory floral scrolled petals or "pellets". Engraved bone or ivory fore-end cap; ramrod fore-end cap; grip band [with engraved band of fruit and male mask] and pommel cap. Steel band triggerguard. Wooden ramrod with engraved bone tip.
    Note: Property of a West Texas Gentleman.
    Condition: Good as cleaned and re-configured. Metal heavily cleaned to bright, smooth patina. Replacement stock with minor hairline cracks on left side. Hairline crack in left side of fore-end cap. Mechanically sound.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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