Very Fine Short Turkish Rifle Dated to 1228 (1813). Ex Royal House of Hanover - 14322

Up for sale is this early 19 C. Turkish short gun. Very fine octagonal shaped twisted steel rifled barrel, 25 inches long, Miquelet lock of fine quality, marked with the British wide arrow mark, richly inlaid with silver and dated to 1228 ( 1813 in the Gregorian calendar). The wood stock and butt are inlaid with green dyed ivory and set with brass inserts. Total length 37 inches. Very good condition. Lock in working order. The trigger needs a minor adjustment. A crack in the wood near the muzzle. A very fine piece.

This rifle is coming from the collection of The Royal House of Hanover sold by Sotheby's October 2005, lot 3626