Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Late-Victorian Composite Wheellock Rifle.
    Unserialized, approximately .69 caliber, 32 ½-inch round barrel with fixed blade front sight and v-notch rear sight. (the barrel is likely from a European military rifle). Iron trigger guard/grip. Lightly engraved lock. Hardwood stock with extensive scrimshaw inlays on the butt, ram rod ferrules, muzzle cap with two scrimshaw escutcheons on the underside of the stock, one bearing the date "1671". The stock is additionally carved with linear designs. Wooden ram rod.

    Condition: Very good. Metal with light surface rust. Wheellock mechanism untested. Stock lacking scrimshaw inlays on the top and left side of the butt. A wonderful decorative example.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 410

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 April 11 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search