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INTERESTING SLIDE AND TIP HAMMER GAME GUN BY F. R. HOLLSTEIN. SN NSN. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/8″ Chambers. 31″ Deeply etched fine Damascus bbls are inlaid in platinum “F. R. Hollstein” on concave game rib. There are platinum bands around breech ends, surmounted by small triangles of inlaid scroll. Collath type slide and tip action with horn covered forward pivoting lever, is fitted with peninsula back action rebounding locks with rounded serpentine hammers. Action and locks are engraved with large, shaded, open, scrolled acanthus in semi relief, framing vignettes of birds and game; partridge on left, and pheasants on right side of action, with fox on left lock and pointing setter on right. Fancy scrolled trigger guard is engraved with roe deer on bow and extends into carved and scrolled horn grip. Nicely stump figured European walnut buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over black Decelerator pad, and features swept right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a sling loop on toe line. Bore diameter: left-.662, right -.662. Bore restrictions: left -.002 (Cyl), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a fine chocolate brown. Action is coin finished with some darkening on lockplates. Stocks are oil finished over some relatively deep marks. New pad. Checkering has not been re-cut, but has some diamonds missing. Horn shows some slight moth damage, especially on operating lever. Bores are very fine with a few scattered pits. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. 4-49260 MGM68 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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