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*AN ENGINEERING AND AESTHETIC MARVEL. GEORGE HOENIG ROTARY ACTION OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE, SERIAL NUMBER 6 WITH SCOPE.

SN 6. Cal. 9.3 x 74R. This exceptionally well crafted, smooth operating double rifle has 26″ bbls, top fitted with lightly file cut quarter rib, mounting Hoenig designed elevation adjustable single standing leaf express sight. Silver bead front sight is in short ramp with flip-over sight protector held by detent reminiscent of that found on early H&H rifles. Top of quarter rib is engraved with caliber. Rear portion of rib and top of action have been machined to fit Hoenig’s also ingenious QD scope mount, with single lever release which cams long locking block into dovetailed recesses. Mount is SNed to rifle. Unique coin finished action of circular section, unlocks with a quick clockwise twist. Pulling bbls forward and tipping down, extracts cartridges. This front portion is locked to rear by large two lug bayonet system. A toggling safety is at rear top tang. Action is very tastefully engraved with exceptionally well cut large open scroll band on bbl section, with a band with smaller open scroll around breech section. Engraving on top tang is of equally well done shaded scroll. “G. HOENIG” “BOISE, ID.” is on left side of bbl section, and “PATENTED” and “SER. NO. 6″ are on right. Scroll matching that of top tang is on trigger guard bow. Finely marbled and slightly stump figured European walnut pistol grip stock measures 14-1/2″ over red Old English pad, and features a cleanly sculpted, classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and exceptionally well cut point pattern checkering with line borders which wraps over top of grip. Engraved steel trap grip cap has spare front sight in trap. A small sling eye is on toe line with matching eye in large base soldered to bottom bbl. Two piece forend with matching checkering and wood, mounts through bbls with screws. Leupold Vari-X 2 x 7 compact scope with duplex reticle is in aforementioned detachable base. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2”. PROVENANCE: Copy of Der Waffenschmied, and Double Gun Journal, both with articles concerning Hoenig and his unique rifle. CONDITION: Excellent, very near to new, with a few light handling and assembly marks in wood and metal, most notably a few scratches through lacquer on top of action from mounting scope. Mechanically excellent and smooth. Appears to have been fired very little since new. Scope is excellent, optically clear. Mount is excellent. A wonderfully balanced, truly nifty rifle. 50819-26 MGM183 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3191

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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