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SN NSN. This was a popular Austrian design adapted from one of their military rifles. The action of this rifle exhibits simply the very best in engraving and gold inlays and has total coverage of every surface. The top of the action is inlaid in large gold letters “Patent Werndl System Holub.” The ornate trigger guard is a combination of horn and steel with the steel portion engraved and inlaid in gold. The buttplate is engraved and is made of probably either silver or German silver, but may be simply plated. The bbl is 29″ long, is fluted in a deluxe style, and has a small gold inlay at the muzzle end. The top of the barrel at the breech end is inlaid in gold and reads, “Osterreichische Waffenfabriks Gesellschaft Styer and Pest.” Pest was one half of Budapest. The rifle is possibly chambered for the 8.15x46R cartridge, but has not been positively determined. The correct front and rear sights are still with the rifle. The rear sight’s workmanship and design is as complex as it is possible to make. The base is even inlaid in gold. The one-piece stock is fantastically carved using patterns of scrolls, flowers and foliage. The forend has a steel cap which is also engraved and inlaid with gold. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pgs. 108-110. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The bbl has been relined and is now probably chambered for the German 8.15x46R cartridge. The hammer does not remain at full cock and may just need a simple adjustment. There is a very small chip in the horn portion of the trigger guard as well as a tiny hole. The buttstock shows several very small dents and handling marks. Most of the bbl blue is still intact. There is a small dove-tail spacer on the top of the bbl where a sight was probably removed. The rifle remains in wonderful condition and is a real show stopper. 50900-22 TWR (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2001

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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