601. German Bockbuchsflinte Over Under Combination Gun by Miller and Val Greiss

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Description Update (3/15/17): 2 1/2" drying crack at heel

serial #5112, 16 ga. over 8x57R, 26 3/4" barrels, the top choked full, with a bright about excellent shotgun bore and a very good plus rifle bore which shows some softening just ahead of the throat. The barrels retain about 95-97% original blue, the loss is due primarily to fading and some high edge wear. They feature a full-length hand-matted rib and some light borderline engraving at the breeches and loose open scroll on the barrel bolsters. The scalloped frame is a silvery pewter patina and shows lovely quality tight scroll and floral bouquet engraving along with banknote filigree bordering. The classic style round knob pistolgrip European walnut buttstock rates very good with only minor handling marks from the years of use of afield. It features a left-side rounded beaded cheekpiece and nicely, finely, checkered panels. The forend is a splinter style and rates about very good showing a bit more wear, the checkering with some minor compressions and light dings. There is a very nice horn triggerguard with long rear tang which is miraculously uncracked these many years. The length of pull to the nice grooved horn buttplate is 14" to the front trigger. Amenities include a very nicely engraved toeline cartridge trap, long tang with flip-up lollipop peep, automatic safety, cocking indicators and set rifle trigger, both triggers being nicely and finely checkered. The arm is sighted with a simple sporting beaded front sight and two-leaf rear sight with a quick-detachable scope base being affixed to the rib just ahead of the dolls head extension (no rings are present). The gun seems to lock up well with the top lever very slightly right of center. A quality-made Bockbuchsflinte overall with some very nice amenities. (38151-3) {C&R} (1500/2000) SOLD FOR $1,725.00

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