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SOLD at 2012 May 24 @ 13:15UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Saxon Royal Court style wheel lock pistol with finely inlaid stocks, showing gold gilt bronze accents and detailed quality engraving and inlay throughout. The diminutive wheel lock measures 9-1/2" overall, with 4-7/8"barrel of approximately .40 cal. The mechanism is fully intact and working, and the stock is beautifully inlaid with bone-ivory (shinbone) which was boiled and polished to look like elephant ivory, andshows inlays and scenes of cavaliers, knight on horseback fighting lion with sword, florals, dots, geometrics, demons and classic designs of the 17th century. The butt cap shows a Saxon-type lion, the ball butt isstrapped with gilt bronze accents, spaced with faces of angels in small medallions inlaid in a row at the center of the stock. The hammer, edge of the lockplate and backstrap are finely engraved. The wheelcover is pierced brass ornamented with serpents. The metal surfaces show some light rust, minor pitting and erosion. This masterpiece of the gunmakers art was made in the 19th to 20th century in our opinion.