German ball reservoir bar lock
German ball reservoir bar lock.
With thanks to Beth of Amoskeag Auctions, Inc. for permission to post these pics.
The original auction blurb said: ".41 caliber, 30" part round part octagon brass barrel with nicely turned rings at transition. The gun is completely unmarked but is Germanic in its style and construction. The barrel bears an even age patina overall and the lock is medium gray patina with a period repair to the bar hammer. The spring is a 20th century replacement. The stock features nice raised carving around barrel tang, side plate, trigger guard, lock and tailpipe. There is also nice scroll carving to front and rear of cheekpiece. The brass furniture all bears the same rich patina as the barrel and the condition of the stock is excellent. The copper reservoir shows some light dents and bears a pleasing patina. The plunger is a modern made replacement which fits well. The ramrod is missing and there is a small brass disc affixed to toeline of the stock which is stamped "150". A very nice early German air gun."