61. Fine Austrian Bochbuchsflinte-Bochdoppelbuchse Two Barrel Set by Pramesberger

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16 Ga.x7.65R and .270 x.270, 24" Boehler Spezial Stahl barrels with excellent bores and 27" Boehler Spezial Stahl barrels with bright excellent over-under rifle bores. The barrels both retain about 97% original blue with loss due to light fading and high edge and contact point wear, each set has the makers name on the finely matted ribs. The frame, sideplate and forend irons are all a pewter patina with a bit of darkening on the belly of the frame. The frame is overall oak leaf engraved and the sideplates show nice game scene vignettes of bellowing stag left and rehbock right with a chamois on the belly surrounded by the maker's name "Franz Pramesberger Buchsenmacher Goisern". The classic style buttstock with rounded left side shadowline cheekpiece rates very good plus to perhaps near excellent with the expected light dings that come from a hunted arm. The butt features nicely checkered panels with mullered border and a hard rubber gripcap, its length of pull to the solid rubber recoil pad is 13 1/2" to the front single-set trigger. The combination barrel's forend shows more wear, with the checkering worn smooth in spots, while the three-piece rifle forends show a bit less wear. The barrels both feature nice raised ribs with brass bead front sights and simple single leaf v-notch rears, and both have dual claw bases mounted as well. Mounted to a set of claw-mount rings is a nice Karl Kahles Helia L 6x42 telescopic sight with triple duplex and single fine crosshair reticle and bright excellent optics. The rings will fit the Bochdoppelbuchse barrels rather well, although a bit of manipulation is required for them to lock down tightly, they are however a bit loose on the Bochbuchsflinte barrels; any talented 'smith familiar with these style of mounts could rectify the fitting with a new set of rings (the screw heads on this set show some slot damage anyway). The arm comes cased in a modern John Hall carry case, lockable by combination. The gun seems to lock up tightly and seems to function well mechanically and is equipped with an automatic safety and double Kersten crossbolt; the combination barrels with the very slightest lateral play. A very versatile and quality-made set overall, with the original set of barrels proved in 1961, the second set proved in 1963, both made by Pramesberger and both matching perfectly. A lovely Austrian two-barrel combination set. (38432-10){C&R} (3000/5000) SOLD FOR $4,025.00

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