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*ERNST KERNER HEEREN ACTION KIPPLAUF – STUTZEN. SN 5727. Cal. 7 x 57R. This fine, lightweight, pre-war, full stock carbine, built on this interesting and compact single shot action (proof date “11/36″) has 23-1/2” one third octagon, two thirds round bbl with matted integral rib, fitted with one standing, one folding leaf rear sight and red bead front longitudinally dovetailed into ramped portion of rib at muzzle. Milled out area on top of rib is engraved “Robert Hubner, Darmstadt” (retailer). Case hardened action with large scroll engraving and small scroll borders is stamped “Heeren” on top left side, and on hinged trigger guard/ firing mechanism, which incorporates all moving parts, including unusual set trigger/ cocking lever. Safety toggle is on right side of action. Top of receiver ring has small, flat, stippled area surrounded by “Ernst Kerner & Co. Suhl”, noted pre WWII maker of this action, which was first produced in the 1890’s by Nagel & Menz. These actions have always been highly regarded, and were produced on a limited basis by Glasser in Switzerland and are presently being made by the esteemed firm of Hartmann & Weiss in Hamburg. Lightly marbled European walnut full steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and 24 LPI checkering with double line and mullered borders. Two piece forend extends to muzzle with removable rear portion affixed to bbl with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. It has a small schnabel and is separated from front portion with diagonal horn spacer. Matching front portion has schnabeled horn tip. A bail type sling loop is installed, with matching loop on toe line of buttstock. Drop at heel: Approx 2-15/16″. Drop at comb: Approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains most of its orig blue, and action most of its orig case color with scattered pinprick pitting overall. Bright blue on triggers and opening latch is quite strong, again with some freckling. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish, grain a bit open, with numerous light marks on buttstock and some heavier marks on front forend section where sling bail has cracked in half. Checkering shows slight wear. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny with strong rifling throughout. Action is crisp. Screws unmolested. A fast handling little woods carbine in a great caliber. 4-48673 MGM75 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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