447. Simson Franz Jager "Herold" Dural Scalloped Boxlock Drilling

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Description Update (3/15/17): Rifle barrel is 8mm CF rimmed

serial #9138, 16 ga x 16 ga x 5x52R, 26" Nitro proofed barrels choked modified and modified with bright near excellent bores displaying some extremely light pitting near the breech area; the rifled barrel is frosted. The barrels retain 97% professional re-blacked evenly thinning finish having light loss due to scattered scratches; there is some light pinprick pitting under the forend. The right barrel is marked "F.W VANDREY & CO" and the left barrel is marked "HAMBURG-BERLIN". The breech ends display a lovely 1/4" geometric scroll engraving. The Dural scalloped boxlock frame displays a stunning scroll engraving with two chamois on the right and two elk on the left, all done in natural habitat surrounded by open foliate scroll. The belly and fences display a well executed acanthus leaf scroll engraving. The top lever, trigger plate and forend iron display a similar engraving retaining 99% blued finish. The triggerguard remains bright displaying a lovely foliate scroll engraving. The checkered walnut pistolgrip buttstock with a round shadowline cheekpiece rates near excellent displaying some scattered handling marks over a lightly added finish. The checkered walnut forend with engraved lever release rates very good to near excellent displaying some light impact marks just ahead of the forend iron and having some light slivers missing from the high edges. A fully engraved Dural metal bullet trap is fitted into the toeline of the stock and it holds four cartridges. The stock is equipped with a grooved hard rubber buttplate which provides a length of pull of 13 3/4". This fine gun features double set triggers, side mounted Greener type safety, top tang selector button which activates the rear sight, side clips, and cocking indicators. Included is a pair of claw scope mounts which support Hensoldt-Wetzlar 6x42 rifle scope with a German three-post reticle and crisp optics. This is an impressive drilling that shows quality craftsmanship. (178198-2) {C&R} (2500/3500) SOLD FOR $3,162.50

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