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SN 154541/2. Cal. 9.3 x 74R and 16 ga. 26-3/16″ Shoe lump rifle bbls have full length matted rib, central portion slightly swamped forming shallow front sight ramp holding sourdough gold bead. Rear portion mounts one standing leaf sight and claw bases. Sauer caveman logo is on rear portion of rib. Tops of bbls are marked “J. P. SAUER & SOHN, SUHL”. “GUSSSTAHL – KRUPP ESSEN” is around breech ends with some geometric stamping. Bbl flats are stamped “8.9 MM”, have caveman logos, and German black powder proofs. SN and other proofs are on bottoms of bbls. A sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Extractor is stamped “9.3 x 74R”. 29-5/8″ Shoe lump shotgun bbls have full length matted rib marked “Ad. Voelker, Buenos Aires San Martin” and “319.” They are engraved with Krupp steel markings and logos on tops, and have the same proofing and marks as rifle bbls except that they are for 16 ga. Extractor is stamped “70”. Scallop backed boxlock action with Greener type side safety, features flip-up tang sight, rib cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, vented striker holes, and double triggers (both set). Action is nicely engraved with attenuated acanthus scroll with floral highlights over most of action and floorplate framing well rendered vignettes of hoofed game; a doe bounds through foliage on left side, with a roe buck running on right. A stag bellows on bottom of action. Trigger guard is inset with silver oval engraved “AJM”. Intricately stump figured and lightly streaked dense European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, steel grip cap, drop points, and point pattern borderless checkering. A cartridge trap with hinged cover engraved with a calling auerhahn, is on toe line. Matching splinter forends have inlet horn tips and Deeley releases. Shotgun bbls: Bore diameter: left -.677, right -.670. Bore restrictions: left -.030 (full), right -.017 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.028, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Rifle bbls: Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Zeiss Diatal – D 4X rail scope with heavy three post reticle, is in claw mounts, rear mount with windage adjustment. Green canvas case with leather trim and canvas outer cover, is lined in green felt, and has reproduction Sauer label in lid. Case has space for action and both bbl sets, along with scope, and contains two pairs of snap caps (one for rifle, one for shotgun), horn striker block, 3-pc brass and ebony shotgun cleaning rod with brush, mop, and jag in leather wallet, leather scope covers, and a square oil bottle. PROVENANCE: George Reeb Collection. CONDITION: Fine as partly refinished. Both set of bbls retain a quality re-black. Action is cleaned to pewter gray, and has traces of case color where protected. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish. Checkering re-cut. Pad is new. Rifle bores are excellent, with sharp rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Shotgun bores are also excellent. Scope is excellent with a few light marks in exterior lacquer. Optics clear. Case is excellent, outer cover shows some marks and scuffs, zippers are good. Interior cloth is excellent. Accessories are near new. 4-53731 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2335

Auction: Firearms - March 2015
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