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Original 18th Century German Air Rifle with Wheel Lock Style Stock - Maker Signed

Regular price $1,995.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Well this is something truly interesting, which we have never had before! It is signed in scroll letters on the octagonal 31" barrel:

in St. Pölten

Measuring 44 1/2" in overall length, this is a truly exotic early design looking AIR RIFLE. It has a very high quality wood full stock, with maybe the wood nose cap restored, and the weapon is fully brass mounted with exotic multi-finger hold trigger guard. The brass butt plate of heavy brass with with Air container pressure winder located near the butt plate on the right butt cheek. The left butt is carved to provide a substantial cheek piece for the user. The barrel is accessed to the rear by pushing an iron catch directly in front of the trigger guard which allows the barrel to lower at the muzzle thus exposing the bore for inserting the pellet at the rear. The stock itself actually bends slightly when the chamber is open.

The barrel is fitted with a brass front sight and an open rear sight. In addition there is a mounting aperture in brass behind the barrel top to hold a peep sight, however the sight itself is now absent. Under the barrel there is an all steel plain cleaning rod. This rare early AIR RIFLE comes complete with its separate Brass winding key that was included with this rifle. We have not attempted to wind-up the mechanism and discharge it, as it may be nearly 300 years old. We have tried to research the maker in the Austrian city of Sankt Pölten, however we have not found much at all.

In lovely condition a very rare 18th Century German Air Rifle, most impressive and ready to display!

NOTE: BB Guns / Pellet Guns are restricted in many areas in the United States. Please check local laws prior to ordering.

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    This product is not available for international shipping.

Legal Information

  • All purchases are sent signature required UPS. Priority Mail is not available for this item. You must be 18 years old to purchase this model and 21 to sign for the package.

    This item is completely legal within the USA. International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and Local laws. Everything for sale on is completely legal to own, trade, transport and sell within the United States of America. Every display machinegun and machine gun parts set and gun sold by IMA, Inc is engineered to be inoperable according to guidelines provided by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF).

    International Military Antiques, Inc., nor any representative thereof, can accept any responsibility for injury or damage of any description arising from intentional or accidental use of these guns. Persons not qualified to do so should not attempt to disassemble these units. USE WITH CAUTION!

    PELLET GUNS ARE NOT TOYS! Never ever point your pellet gun at another person! They can cause significant harm.

    Do not carry your pellet gun in public. It should NEVER be carried on the street, hidden on your person, or left carelessly in your car. Do not leave it where it is accessible to unsupervised children or irresponsible adults. If a police officer sees you with one he will shoot first ask questions later. These pellet guns look very much like real firearms.

    Imitation New Made Gun Laws:-
    Imitation Firearms, regardless of date, may only be shipped:
    1. In conjunction with a frame or presentation box; or
    2. Solely for export in interstate or foreign commerce; or
    3. Solely for use in theatrical or re-enactment productions; or
    4. For use in certified sporting events or competitions; or
    5. For use in military or civil defense or ceremonial activities; or
    6. For public display authorized by public or private schools:
    All replicas of antique firearms (pre-1898) are allowed. We will not ship replicas of modern firearms (post-1898) to these states.
    Replicas of antique firearms (pre-1898) are allowed. We will only ship replicas of modern firearms (post-1898) to theatrical, re-enactment, military, police or other government accounts.

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