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SN 1218. Cal. 8.15 x 46R. The Buchel Meister was made in Zella-Mehlis, Germany from about 1915 through 1935. It was considered the “final development” by most German shooters in the multitude of designs of actions for Schuetzen rifles. As this rifle was made rather late (proof date August 1910) it doesn’t show the ornate work, carving and engraving, found on rifles made before 1900, the “Golden Age” of ornate Schuetzen rifle craftsmanship. It is of high quality however, with several upgrade features. The renaissance medallions showing generic shooter’s portraits on both side of the action were at additional cost as was the rarely found thumb safety. Note the backward trigger, a Buchel design. The oct bbl is 31-1/2″ long. The correct sights: front, bbl and rear sights are all present and serial numbered to the rifle. The Feld (field) sight is in a shooting box that accompanies the rifle. Having the orig shooting kit to go with the rifle is like the Holy Grail for Schuetzen collectors. The original keys accompanies the loading box which contains the correct feld sight—serial numbered to the rifle, shotgun bore cleaning brush, cleaning rod tip—correct for the rifle, sight key, bullet seater, blade front sight insert and a powder dipper marked 0.9GR. H.SP.SCH.P.FEINKORN3 and numerous 8.15x46R empty cartridges. This is a wonderful example of one of the most desirable Schuetzen rifles. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pages 14-16. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The rifle is in very fine condition with just minor handling marks on the stock. The action’s case colors have faded. It has a full oct bbl with an excellent bore, bbl blue is almost all there. Bbl marked “Prima Wittenestahl”, which is a top quality bbl steel. Buttplate with minor engraving shows most of its orig bright case color. Thumb safety needs adjustment. 50900-6 TWR (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 2008

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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