.50 caliber, 14.75" barrel, no S/N. A very fine and elegant Dutch wheellock holster pistol, attributed to Jan Knoop Utrecht, 1615 - 1688. The lock of classic Dutch type with wheel held at base by a projecting arm. Three screws attach the lock, characteristic of Dutch wheellock pistols, according to the great authority Hank Visser. The long octagonal-to-round barrel with what appears to be a Utrecht proof. The figured walnut full stock beautifully molded at forend, with elegant ebony butt cap further decorated with two lines of twisted brass wire. A classic elegant Dutch wheellock pistol, ca 1640.
The lock and barrel bright steel cleaned in the European fashion. The stock with minor loss on left side behind the single ramrod pipe. One minor crack at forward barrel pin on right side. Steel tipped ramrod of correct type and age, but shortened. Triggerguard cleaned to bright in European fashion.
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