Circa 1795, Austria – owned by the Emperor Franz I., the extremaly high quality muzzle loader - nicely carved full-stock rifle with an Naples sighted barell in two stages 980 mm long/16 mm bore, octagonal breech with a stamp FABR IN NAP and Royal R under the crown – both in gold and three engraved fleur-de-lis and cross on the hill also signed in gold, capuchin wooden trigger-guard, steel back-sight, brass fore-sight. The French type flintlock signed VEIT SITTAUER IN WIENN, oval shaped steel escutcheon with engraved owners mark FIK between the Kings crown and Nr. 4, steel side-plate, butt plate and ramrod pipes, wooden ramrod.

One of the top gumakers in Vienna V. Sittauer - born approx. 1760 in Horšovský Týn, Bohemia, died 1806; became a master on 6.3.1785 in Vienna and made top guns for the members of the high royalty. 


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Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn

Hunting flintlock rifle – length 1335 mm, signed V. Sittauer, Wienn