Lot 1794 - 04 Dec 2013
December Antiques & Interiors Sale
A Continental flintlock hand mortar/grenade launcher, 18th century, with short brass turned barrel (16 cm), plain steel lockplate and engraved brass embellishments, set into a carved walnut stock (54cm overall).
55cm overall. NOT painted or stripped. The wooden body of the hand mortar has a repair beneath the barrel and there is also a pin/bolt missing from this area. There is also another screw/bolt missing from the underside that would have secured the barrel, so the barrel is a little loose. Small section/slither of wood missing between lockplate and barrel. Lockplate is a little loose and needs securing. Lacking a small brass embelishment to the underside of the stock. General wear consistant with age.