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SN 738. Cal.8.15 x 46R. Retailed by C. Guntermann of Dusseldorf which remains in wonderful condition. Original System Aydts used actions made by Haenel with the rest of the rifle completed by another maker. Most of these rifles were made in Suhl or Zella-Mehlis (the German gun-making center) and sold to a retailer who had his name put on the rifle. This rifle exhibits very unusual engraving in a delicate Art Nouveau style and a layout that is 90 degrees off from that normally found. The action has “Original System Aydt” inlaid in gold on the top of the action. The action has a French finish which is silver in color. The woman with the bow is Diana the Huntress, a favorite subject for German engravers. The bbl is 32″ long and is fluted, the top being matted. Inlays in the bbl ahead of the action are probably done in platinum. The buttstock is deep relief carved in panels. The left side shows a stag and two does in flight. The right side has a Satyr and his child. The forearm is deeply carved in a floral pattern. Date of proof November 1907. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pages 10-13. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Needs a touch of minor cleaning. Significant chip out of the thumb rest, which should be easily repairable. Minor handling marks. Bore is excellent. Bbl blue is excellent and is full length matted. Wood finish on forearm and buttstock is very good. The rear sight is correct in style but believed to be a replacement. Bbl sights and front sights are missing, the original front sight base is present. Tiny crack in the forearm. 50900-5 TWR (7,000-12,000) – Lot 2007

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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