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2004
$7,475.00

WONDERFUL STIEGELE MARTINI.

SN 7092. Cal. 8.15x46R. This example is one of the plainer Stiegele rifles when compared to some of the Golden Age gold-encrusted examples, but just look at the quality of the carving and engraving. The bbl is 29-1/4″ long and fluted with a design that is a round bbl with external ribs. “Carl Stiegele Jun Munchen” is inlaid in gold on the breech end of the bbl. This bbl has been relined as is so common with bbls that have been updated to a new smaller cal. This was commonly done as totally replacing a bbl was a very expensive proposition. Stiegele’s name is surrounded by scrolls inlaid in gold. Stamped on the right side of the bbl is the letter “V” which indicates the rifle was made before the proof laws of 1891. The front and rear sights appear correct for this rifle and as is so common, the bbl sight is missing. The rear sight post is calibrated for distance. Both the buttstock and forearm are extensively carved in flowers, vines and leaves by a craftsman of great skill. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pgs. 52-54. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Bbl blue shows very little wear a barrel swivel was present but is now lost. Bore is excellent. The action shows considerable case color. Wood is excellent with very minor handling marks. Shrinkage of the wood in the forearm has left a small gap between the forearm and the action. This rifle remains in unusually fine condition. 50900-13 TWR (9,000-15,000) – Lot 2004

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