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SN 4090. Cal. 22. Wonderful rare little rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, broken ivory bead front sight and Model 20 rear sight. It has full magazine and standard markings. Mounted with highly figured, shell grain American walnut with “F” style checkered rnd forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Right side of butt stock is elaborately carved in a large elliptical vignette of a flying mallard and a sweeping foliate pattern, all with stippled background. Receiver is wonderfully engraved by Conrad Ulrich in No. 3 style with the large oval vignette of a bull & cow elk in a very detailed mountain scene on left side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Right side has full coverage, wonderfully executed foliate arabesque patterns with a floral rosette on the takedown screw. Top of receiver ring is engraved with the intertwined initials “GBS” or some combination thereof. Bottom front of receiver is engraved in a foliate spray pattern with fine geometric patterns down each side. Top edges are engraved in very fine wavelet patterns. Center of buttplate is engraved with a fine foliate arabesque pattern. SN is on the left side of the top tang under the wood, inside the top tang channel of the butt stock and inside the buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ex-Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear. Receiver retains 90-92% strong orig blue with edge wear and tangs turning to blue/gray patina. Buttplate retains most of its orig blue, thinning on the toe & heel, strong in the center. Stock has a ancient chip in the heel, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50425-4 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 4193

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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