Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Magnificent Silesian Wheelock Pistol C. 1620. Incredible workmanship, superb condition. All metal is smooth and clean, The overall feel of the gun, including the slender trigger guard and small butt area give the impression that it was meant for use by a smaller person, very likely a child. 29" overall with deeply rifled .52 caliber octagonal barrel that is slightly flared at the muzzle. Lock with finest workmanship and decorative engraving. The stock is covered with hundreds of inlays of ivory, mother of pearl, and multicolored wood. The themes depicted are dogs and rabbits, serpents, Griffins, and other classical figures, as well as human figures on the underside of the buttstock/ cheekpiece and the charming detail of a squirrel standing on a boot on the ivory butt plate. One tiny inlay missing on the cheekside of the butt and one small chip on the ivory plaque at the cheekpiece, else 100% intact. There is also the likelihood the front ivory ramrod ferrule is replaced. Overall a monumental exercise in fine quality workmanship in magnificent condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,420

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Dec 11, 2010 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
    Only 20 days left to consign to the 2021 December 12 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    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