Please Note: Estimate should read $7,000-$9,000.
*SCARCE PRUSSIAN DALY MODEL 98 BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH CASE.
SN 26507. Cal. 7 x 57. 25″ Lightweight tapered round bbl is fitted with island base for two leaf folding rear sight, soldered on sling loop, and matted front ramp holding silver bead. Top of bbl is engraved “Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel”. Rear portion is stamped with caliber, SN, and German nitro proofs. Removal of stock reveals correct German proofs for 7 x 57, steel markings, proof date of 4/32, and spurious later markings of “Linder” within an oval, and “Mar 1932”. Right side of rear sight island is stamped “Prussia”. Case hardened Model 98 action is fitted with Lyman 57 receiver sight, and is finely engraved with 80% coverage well cut germanic scroll surrounding vignette of a rather docile looking moose standing in tall grass or reeds. Bolt has elongated pear shaped knob. Flag safety has been checkered and engraved “S”. Case hardened bottom metal has had floorplate converted to hinge type with lever release at rear. It is also finely scroll engraved, and has vignette of pair of hunting dogs on floorplate, and trio of quail, two sitting and one flying, on trigger guard bow. Nicely burl figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip stock measures 13-3/4″ over broadly checkered steel buttplate with trap. Wood under trap is nicely checkered. Stock also features well cut point pattern checkering with line borders at grip and forend, horn forend tip, small right hand cheekpiece, and a sling loop, as well as a vacant silver oval, on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 13-3/4”. Brown canvas full length rifle case with leather trim, is lined in blue cloth, and has a Charles Daly label mounted on a piece of leather in lid. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining over 90% orig blue on bbl and most of its orig fading case hardening color on action and bottom metal. Stock retains nearly all of its hand rubbed oil finish over a number of light marks and scratches. Model 57 Lyman sight is a new addition in holes for Lyman 48, which was originally fitted. Bore is very good, a bit dark in grooves (may clean). Action is smooth. Case canvas is good with some heavy staining and many rubs. Leather trim is a bit tattered. Straps and handle are good. Top latch detached from lid. Interior cloth is fair, stained, rubbed, and with some insect damage. Most partitions are missing. New label is good. These well made Daly rifles are quite scarce, with only six listed as being known by the German Gun Collectors Association. 49029-7 MGM54 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2209
Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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