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*BSA MARTINI SINGLE SHOT TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH THREE EXTRA BARRELS. SN 19538. Cal. 22 HP (Original), 22 Short (by A. W. Peterson, Denver Co), 22 LR and 25/20 (Both by A. O. Neidner). 29-3/4″ Original 22 High Power bbl is mounted with target scope blocks, and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front sight in nicely shaped ramp with hood. It is marked with BSA logo at breech, and Birmingham nitro proofs on right rear. 26″ 22 Short bbl is mounted with target scope bases, and A. O. Neidner marked target scope, along with classic integral front sight ramp and gold bead, and is marked “A. W. Peterson, Denver. Colo.” 26-1/4″ 22 Long Rifle bbl is marked “A. O. Neidner Malden, Mass.” on left rear, and is mounted with target scope blocks, and sweated-on ramp base, with through dovetailed gold bead, and sight hood. 26-1/4″ 25/20 bbl is also by Neidner, and is laid out the same as long rifle bbl and includes target micrometer scope rings. Typical BSA Martini action is fitted with patent micrometer sight at wrist, is nicely scroll engraved, and marked with BSA logo on left side. Bbls takedown with wing bolt on left side, which allows action to spring open slightly, and bbls to be easily unscrewed. Two separate extractors are supplied, one for the 25/20, and another for the rim fire bbls. Finely marbled and lightly figured European walnut full horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over engraved steel buttplate. There is wraparound borderless checkering at grip, and a large sling loop on toe line. Each bbl has its own forend attached. The original bbl forend has point pattern checkering, horn tip, and sling eye. The Peterson bbl forend has Schnabeled horn tip and fleur-di-lis checkering. Both of the Neidner bbl forends have point pattern checkering and plain tip. Original bbl set: Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb (with micrometer sight in low position): approx 2-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Action and orig bbl retain over 90% of their orig blue finishes. Action is slightly flaked. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish, quite dry. Checkering is slightly worn. Bore is excellent. Action is crisp. Other bbls are excellent, also, retaining most of their orig blue. All bores are excellent, except 22 rim fire Neidner bbl has some frosting at throat. Neidner scope has some light oxidation, scratches, some heavy, optics cloudy. 4-48373 MGM77 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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