Johann Eitel, Weilburg, circa 1780.
Heavy octagonal barrel with seven-groove rifling in caliber 14 mm, dovetailed iron sight. Four brass-filled marks on the breech. Lightly engraved flintlock with set trigger, the cambered lockplate signed "Ioh. Eitel a Weilburg". Lightly carved full stock with patch box, bone nose-cap and iron socket for a peep-sight. Smooth brass furniture, the wooden ramrod with a horn jag. Length: 127.5 cm.
Johann Eitel, Weilburg/Hessia, circa 1780-1820, the princes of Weilburg-Nassau were among his clients.
Text and photos by courtesy of Hermann Historica Auctioneers, Munich
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