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Germany - Granatgewehr - Vorderlader - Flintlock - Bombard - 16

Courtly Garnet Flintlock Rifle, Anhalt around 1750

Inlaid silver thread named "MORGENROTH GERNRODE"
Shaft, slipcase and front end with lush gradings, ebony inlays and additionally finely engraved with leg inserts.
Octal, after baluster in round overflowing design, grenade attachment.
On the top of the grenade attachment adorns a bursting grenade (engraving with bear motif, which indicates Anhalt)
The complete top of the beautifully engraved grenade rifle.
Engraved lock in brass, fittings also brass.
Such courtly grenade rifles, also known as bombers, were used at court to fire fireworks at festivities.
Walnut shaft, ebony, leg inserts
Cock snaps twice, springs tight

Total length: 87 cm
Slipcase: 13.5 cm
Lock plate: 13.5 cm
Running: approx. 36 cm
Mortar part: approx. 12 cm
Barrel drawn, Cal 16 mm
Muzzle 65 mm

Country of manufacture Germany
Year of Manufacture 1750
Model Granatgewehr
Sub-type Vorderlader
Firing mechanism Flintlock
Weapon-type Bombard
Caliber 16
Barrel Rifling Barrel is Rifled
Condition Restored
Material Iron, walnut, brass, ebony, leg (NO ivory!)
Barrel/ blade length 36 cm
Overall Length 87 cm
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