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*HIGH CONDITION AND QUALITY E. KUNTZE (EKA) BOXLOCK DRILLING. SN 38440. Cal. 16 ga x 16 ga x 9.3 x 74 R. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 26-1/2″ Bbls with full length matted rib, mounted with pop-up U-notch rear sight and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front, are engraved “E. Kuntze” and “Leipzig” on top. There are bands of foliate engraving at breech ends surmounted by “Krupp – Stahl”. Bbl flats are stamped with German imperial proofs for 16 ga., shotguns with “Nitro”, and rifle bbl with “9mm” and “75”. 9.3 x 74 R cartridges chamber perfectly. Groove diameter is .367. A sling loop is soldered to bottom bbl. Case hardened, scallop-backed, boxlock action features rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, Greener side safety, pin type cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, bushed strikers, reinforcing bolsters to action, intercepting sears, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with well cut scrolled acanthus in stippled background outlining very well done vignettes of game; a roebuck and doe strolling through open woodlands on rear of left side, with second doe toward front. A roaring stag is in forest glade on right side rear, with pair of alert hinds toward front. Bottom of action has the letters “E K A” inlaid in silver on banner between lump holes. Trigger guard is of polished horn. Lightly figured and streaked European walnut full steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features point pattern checkering, a sling loop, and small shadow line right hand cheekpiece. Matching one piece forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.664, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.029 (Full), right -.029 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% orig blue with some minor marks and nicks, scattered overall. There is evidence of some light cleaning on left side of rib. Action retains nearly all of its vivid orig case hardening color, with only a hint of silvering on beads and fences. Fire blue of striker bushings is vivid, no halos. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with only a few minor handling marks. Checkering is clean and bright. There is considerable moth damage to buttplate, as well as some on trigger guard, which has been repaired with black epoxy. Bores are excellent, bright, smooth, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Set trigger works. An exceptional condition, most likely pre WWI, drilling in a world class rifle caliber. 4-48671 MGM76 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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