PLEASE CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW A VERY FINE PAIR OF 40 BORE AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING CARBINES BY PERRET A GRATZ CIRCA 1740 with octagonal swamped sighted brass barrels fitted with engraved steel back-sights of two folding leaves one retaining some original blue colour engraved with a band of beadwork at the breeches steel tangs engraved 1 and 2 respectively signed stepped bevelled locks, double set triggers figured walnut full stocks carved with rococo scrolls about the barrel tangs and behind the rear ramrod-pipes the butts with carved cheek-pieces decorated en suite on the left and with patchbox with sliding fluted cover on the right brass mounts comprising solid side-plates with bevelled borders vacant escutcheons of shaped outline butt-plates with pronounced heels trigger-guard with faceted bows and a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes horn fore-end caps (one with small chips the other cracked) and original horn-tipped wooden ramrods 64cm; 25 1/4in (2) This maker appears to be unrecorded. In very good overall condition with a nice age patina. One top jaw and screw replaced, both actions functioning well although set triggers not currently functioning. One small area of barrel damage to the rear of one of the back sights. A very desirable pair of carbines.