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Rare European brass-barreled matchlock hand mortar, 1600s-1700s.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:775.00 USD Estimated At:900.00 - 1,350.00 USD
Rare European brass-barreled matchlock hand mortar, 1600s-1700s.
SOLD
2,500.00USDto Calgaryab+ (475.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 03 @ 12:51UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Rare European brass-barreled matchlock hand mortar, 1600s-1700s. 4802 grams, 22-1/2" long, 2-1/2" bore at mouth. Purchased in Spain in 1985, a very heavy, unusual handheld artillery of possible southern European origin which could fire hollow grenade shells or pyrotechnical incendiary projectiles. Made of ornate cast brass barrel and beechwood stock marked with fleurs-de-lis, simple matchlock mechanism, ornate iron trigger guard, simple brass butt plate, metal rusted in place, powder pan intact but iron cover rusted away, the first of its kind we've ever offered, with low number of surviving specimens possibly due to its questionable safety in battle. With photo-certificate.