A MID 18TH CENTURY GERMAN 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING-RIFLE SIGNED LAHN, WERNIGERODA,
circa 1740-50, with swamped octagonal 23in. barrel, shallow blade fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight, solid plain top-tang, borderline engraved radiused lock with pointed tail and signed 'I.C. LAHN A WERNIGERODA' (sic) below the pan, swan-necked cock, unbridled frizzen, walnut full-stock with carved teardrops to wrist, carved and raised cheek-piece, moulded and carved wood patchbox cover, carved borders around the majority of the furniture pieces and carved floral decoration around the top-tang, front and rear of cheek-piece and ramrod throat finial, relief moulded rococo carved and engraved brass furniture, double set 'hogs-bristle' trigger, horn fore-end tip and horn tipped ramrod
Provenance: Wernigeroda, now spelt 'Wernigerode' is a town in the Saxony region of Germany and until 2007 was the capital of the Wernigerode region
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