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18JN-1 FR WHEELOCK

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Rare and ornate French Wheelock long gun attributed to Hennequin of Metz. French Wheelock long arms are so rare this cataloger cannot find a half of dozen offered for sale in a library of references since 1950. This exact gun was used in 1892 in the collection of Spitzer, Paris. Subsequent owners Hector Economos, William Randolph Hearst, John Kindig, and the estate of Eric Vaule. The gun is finely silver and brass wire inlaid in the stock. The hammer is relief chiseled with mad holding horse head (The hammer) by rope. Figures of angels, demons, and face ornament the lock. Also engraving on the lock and breech of barrel. The trigger guard is chiseled in a foliate design. The barrel shows finely cut raised ribs terminating in a ring around the muzzle ornamented with chiseled leaf design. The overall design is high art with a thinness and grace found on French wheelocks in this period. Measures 54” overall with a 40 ½” barrel of .52 caliber smoothbore. The condition is near fine with 98% inlays intact and only a couple raising out in need of minor conservation. The

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This item is part of SPECTACULAR FALL SALE! DAY 1
 Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 | 11:00 AM  Pacific
 


18JN-1 FR WHEELOCK
18JN-1 FR WHEELOCK
Lot number: 243
Seller: Little John's Auction Service
Event: SPECTACULAR FALL SALE! DAY 1
Ends: Sunday, September 23 | 11:00 AM  Pacific

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