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SN 11047. Cal. 8.15x46R. Exceptional even among Stiegele’s best rifles. This rifle is embellished in a very rare “Jugendstil” (Art Nouveau) style. This rifle has total coverage of exceptional carving, inlays and engraving. The fluted bbl is 29-1/4″ long and has wonderful intricate gold inlays in the top for about half its length. The top of the action has “C. Stiegele Munchen” inlaid in gold. The bbl is fluted in a most deluxe style and has a few small gold inlays at the muzzle. The sides of the action have complex gold borders in a foliate design. One side is engraved with a dog in a rural setting. The other shows an eagle and its prey. The bottom of the action has the owners initials: “MH” inlaid in gold. The trigger guard has two exquisite gold bird inlays and other details also in gold. Gold!, Gold!, Gold! everywhere. Even the buttplate has gold inlays. There is more gold in this rifle than any other so far observed. The buttstock is fully carved. The left side has a panel showing a bugling stag. The right side has two panels, one shows a bird in a tree, while the other depicts 3 does. The forearm is masterfully carved in a leaf design with birds intertwined. The buttstock and forearm are extensively inlaid with what we believe is platinum wire in a usual design. The rifle remains in fine condition. PROVENANCE: Alte Scheibenwaffen Vol. pgs 189-193; Classic German Target Arms pgs. 72-76. Ex-Tom Rowe Collection. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The rear sight while of correct design is believed to be a replacement. The front sight is a crude replacement. The bbl sight is missing. Excellent bore. Very minor nicks, dents, etc. in the stock from handling. Most orig finish is intact. The blue of the bbl has a few minor blemishes. Overall fine. 50900-17 TWR (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2002

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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