A very rare and heavy antique 17th Century German Flintlock Rifle with a spectacular Turkish Damast Barrel by Johan Georg Bislinger a Münster, caliber 20 mm, length 146 cm, in very good condition. Price 8.500 euro
A so called captured Turkish barrel in fine etched twisted damast. Five stage fine decorated with yellow silver engraved arabesque panels, silver bands and silver plaques inlaid with coral beads. Around the touch hole is an engraved face with open mouth. Fine chiselled lock with the engraved signature "Johan Georg Bislinger a Münster", Fine engraved iron mounts. Fine carved stock with patch box and some engraved bone panels. Original ram rod. This type of guns were often made as a gift for Royals or Noble Family's. See the book Die Karlsruher Türkenbeute of the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.