1834. German Double Hammer Sidelever Drilling by Eduard Kettner

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serial #6168, 16 ga x 16 ga x 9.3x72mmR, 29 3/4" solid rib barrels choked full and modified with bright very good plus bores showing some very light oxidation, the rifle barrel similarly bright and very good with some light frosting. The barrels retain about 60% original blue thinning throughout to gray patina, some small scattered patches of light pitting and minor oxidation staining. The frame and lockplates are embellished with light foliate motifs and nice game and woodland scenes featuring a boar and doe on the right and rabbit and buck on the left; they are a light gray patina overall still showing hints of case-hardened colors on the interior of the frame. The checkered pistolgrip walnut stock and forend remain in about good condition overall with mostly worn finish, smooth checkering, a couple tiny chips and hairline cracks at the upper tang, a 3/8" crack at the right side frame junction, a thin 1 1/4" crack at the right side emanating from the triggerguard and some further smaller dings and handling marks. The stock features a left-side cheekpiece and grooved horn buttplate providing a 13 7/8" length of pull. This drilling features a number of amenities including forward set screw trigger, upper lever barrel selector, scope ring mounts, flip-up tang peep sight, two styles of rear iron sights one with black diamond insert, the other plain, gold bead front and sling swivels. The forward swivel is a little bent out of shape and the right side firing pin retainer has broken off. Lockup is still solid making for a rather attractive example overall. (138628-10) {C&R} (400/600) SOLD FOR $1,035.00

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