Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 481: Two Breech Loading Rifles

Auction Date: February 16, 2017

Two Breech Loading Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

A) Bavarian Model 1858/1867 Podewils-Linder Percussion Rifle

Manufacturer: German
Model: Single Shot
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 57
Barrel: 36 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 5410
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 49
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Originally manufactured in 1863 and then converted using the breech loading system designed by American Edward Lindner and used during the Franco-Prussian War.

B) Austrian Model 1867 Werndl Military Rifle

Manufacturer: Werndl
Model: Breechloader
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 11 mm
Barrel: 33 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 5410
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 49
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

Dated to 1870. Includes a document indicating the rifle was purchased through Bannermans for use by the home guard unit in Verdigre, Nebraska, during WWI.

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