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    Stohr, Hanau 14 mm and 15.5 mm

    Other GunsUsedTradeStohr, Hanau
    On Auction : Non identical pair of beautiful German/Hessian Jaeger guns circa 1770 to 1790 with very similar walnut stocks that look like they are on fire; would make an excellent Christmas present. Upper gunUnsigned Germanic flintlock Jaeger gun converted to percussion circa 1770 to 1790 with some features similar to the lower signed gun. Unfortunately the original lock has been replaced, probably at the time of the percussion conversion. Otherwise it is in very good condition with a beautiful flaming oiled walnut stock and iron furniture. The total length is 131cm (51.5 inches), the octagonal to round barrel length is 91.5 cm (36 inches) and the diameter/calibre is 14 mm (.55 inches). Lower GunThis is a very beautiful example of the work of the Hessian gunsmith I.C. Stöhr, who was based in Hanau during the latter half of the 18th century, and was most probably made for a Hessian Gamekeeper/Ranger circa 1770 to 1790. Like the other gun in this pair, this gun was also previously a flintlock and was also converted to percussion sometime in the 19th century. The flat stepped lock is marked I. C. Stohr/ A. Hanau. The attendant metal surfaces have the same nice dull patina as the barrel, showing only light oxidation and are as found, with only light cleaning. The musket features a brass/other nosecap, iron ramrod thimbles and tailpipe. The percussion conversion has been nicely done and the hammer has been shaped to resemble a fish. The Jaeger-style trigger guard has a well shaped rearward curving "grip". There is a heavy faceted buttplate and very well fitting and original sliding wooden patchbox cover with typical Stohr/Hessian design. The sideplate is in the style of the Hesse-Hanau Jaeger guns of this period.The German walnut stock is truly magnificent, and appears to be literally on fire; both guns really must be seen by eye and in daylight to be fully appreciated. There are raised “islands” around the lock and counterlock, with a nice carved flourish close to the left-side cheek-piece. There is evidence of a repair in the wrist, which can hardly be seen. The gun also has an attendant powder horn and leather shot bag that date around the same period as the gun and could be a long term partnering of these items as they came with the gun. The total length of the fully stocked gun is 122 cm (48 inches), the octagonal to round barrel length is 82 cm (32.25 inches) and the diameter/calibre is 15.5 mm (.61 inches)....Read full description
    CategoryOther Guns
    ConditionUsed
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeStohr, Hanau
    Model14 mm and 15.5 mm

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