Incredibly Rare German Wheellock Grenade Launcher, Dated 1592
Three stage cast bronze barrel with raised acanthus and shield decoration and with a turned cannon muzzle, walnut
stock with fishtail butt suitable to be fired from the shoulder, stag horn inlays on either side of the plain iron tang, engraved with helmeted warriors
and the date 1592, horn escutcheon engraved with initials ‘B D’ and a stag’s head, horn rondel washers for the side nails, iron trigger guard with
old collection number, lock plate with safety catch and struck with a smith’s mark (unidentified), cock engraved with a sea monster, pan cover
engraved with human faces.
Barrel: 6 3/4” Bore: 2 3/8”