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2024
$5,175.00

EXCEPTIONAL A. WURFLFEIN PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE WITH FALSE MUZZLE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN NSN. Cal. 40. Extremely elaborate, profusely engraved and inlaid A. Wurflfein half stock target rifle. 31″ 40 cal. bbl measuring 1-1/8″ across the flats. Double set triggers, windage and elevation adjustable target rear sight with windage adjustable blade front sight. Attached to rear is a windage adjustable sighting tube. Breech is gold and platinum banded. All furniture of buttplate, patchbox, trigger guard and resting plate, as well as highly elaborate lock escutcheon, are all profusely engraved in a Germanic scroll and vine pattern which is executed to the highest degree of craftsmanship. Percussion lock marked “Wurflfein Phila.” is engraved to match with a rope border on outer perimeter. The 1-pc dark American walnut stock is very nicely checkered at the wrist and bbl is retained with two bbl keys mounted in lozenge-shaped escutcheons. Forend cap is of nickel silver and is elaborately engraved to match patchbox. Rifle is complete with a fitted unsigned mechanical false muzzle, a G&JW Hawksley, Sheffield, England powder flask and a small iron bullet mold that measures 40 cal. CONDITION: Exceptional condition overall, with fine bore and excellent mechanics. Exterior of heavy bbl has slight corrosion evident which is believed to be easily cleaned. Walnut stocks are excellent with no cracking or serious distress. All inlays are solid and secure. Checkering is sharp and rifle overall is very fine with no apparent issues. 51042-1 TDW (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2024

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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