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*BEAUTIFUL UNMARKED LIGHT STALKING RIFLE. SN 1596. Cal. 22 LR. Fine, well made lightweight stalking rifle with 22-1/2″ oct bbl, Schutzen rifle style dovetail front sight with curved wings & a pin. Rear sight is a miniature clock key adjustable Schutzen rifle sight and there is a small size Schutzen rifle style clock key adjustable tang sight. Receiver is also octagonal shaped with a model 93 Mauser style, open rear bridge action with bolt handle lug the only lock. Mounted in a nicely figured straight grain 1-pc walnut stock with semi-schnable forend tip and raised side panels with inlaid wire scrolls. It has a checkered straight grip with finger-rest serpentine trigger guard & dbl set triggers. Left side of butt has a cheekpiece & buttplate is flat steel with diamond & dot engraved patterns. Top three flats of receiver, bolt lug & striker, along with bolt handle, top tang & trigger guard are all engraved in fine light foliate arabesque patterns. Bottom of bbl has “BUG” proofs with date “5.27”indicating many factors in May 1927, and a very stylized fleur-de-lis which is probably the manufacturer’s monogram. Bottom of receiver has “BU” proofs & the monogram. Miniature stalking rifles such as this are rarely ever encountered with few having been made. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: As new, possibly unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Bbl has strong blue turning slightly plum over forestock area. Receiver, bolt striker & knob, trigger guard & buttplate retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors, slightly faded on trigger guard & buttplate. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35676 JR446 (2,500-4,000)

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Auction: Firearms - Fall 2008
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