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NICELY ENGRAVED G. L. RASCH SINGLE SHOT STALKING RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 9.5 x 47 R. 27″ Slightly swamped octagonal bbl is mounted with one standing, one folding leaf rear, and silver bead front sight dovetailed through top flat, which is engraved “G. L. RASCH BRAUNSCHWEIG” in scrolled banner. A sling loop is soldered to bottom of bbl. Slim, coin finished, horn covered, forward underlever, Jones type action is well filed at breech. Top tang is fitted with folding lollipop type rear sight, with slides adjustable for windage and elevation. A peninsula type, back action, rebounding lock has nicely filed serpentine hammer. Action and lockplate are engraved with exceptionally well cut and nicely shaded large scrolled acanthus. This fine scroll surrounds oval vignettes of heads of game, including an eagle on left action, roebuck on right, and tusked wild boar on lockplate. “G. L. RASCH BRAUNSCHWEIG” is in scrolled riband at rear of lockplate. Hammer has stylized dolphin head. Trigger plate is fitted with double set triggers. Scroll filed steel trigger guard is engraved with geometric background, some additional scroll, and stag’s head. It has a nicely carved, scrolled, horn grip extension. Lightly streaked and figured European walnut buttstock measures 13-1/4″ over geometrically engraved steel buttplate, and features swept right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with broad mullered borders. Matching schnabeled forend is hinged to front of action and attaches to bbl with side nail through geometrically engraved steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-1/4″. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbl retains most of its orig blue, with some areas of light frosting, browning, and some scratches. Action retains most of what appears to be its orig coin finish under a considerable amount of grime. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with a number of scratches and marks from normal field use. Horn components are smooth, light in color with some light checks, but no insect damage. Alexander Henry rifle bore is fine, sharp rifling throughout, with some slight frosting. Action is tight. Lock is crisp. Set trigger works. A nicely balanced, fast handling rifle in a caliber easily made from 43 Mauser brass, and using bullets suitable for 38-55. 4-48674 MGM72 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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