Snaphaunce Musket c1630


A very rare early Snaphaunce Musket c1630 possibly earlier and Austrian or German. The musket is full stocked with a curve profile below the barrel line running the full length and with iron ramrod pipes, pins and muzzle end. The ramrod in original with horn tip matching the inlay to the stock. The barrel with excellent engraved decoration to the beech and flared muzzle. The stock with sliding small patch box with basic catch and a named detailed in ink Von ?? possibly the Austrian – German connection however the stock is stamped with A P and under the lock L H which could indicate the property of Col Alexander Popham of Littlecote House c 1605 – 1669 complete with iron large trigger guard and trigger Please note the lock has been cleaned and a small age repair to the forend which is hardly visible overall length 44 inches 112cm the barrel 37.75 inches 88cm

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