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OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
This is a very Rare original German Aydt style single shot Schuetzen rifle chambered in 22 LR. Although unmarked, this rifle is very similar to the model 1908 Long Action Will pattern rifle shown in Vol. 2 Page 320 of the excellent book Alte Scheibenwaffen Rifles compiled by Tom Rowe. This extremely rare rifle was made circa 1910 in the traditional style of German Schuetzen rifles, however, built as a 22 LR. The front of the receiver is engraved "F.H." and the barrel is stamped "L.H.", which may indicate members of the family of German Rifle Builders Guild active circa 1910-1925. These are very rare rifles as 99% of all schuetzen rifles were chambered in the standard 8.15X46R center fire cartridge. This is not a zimmerschuetzen, but a true 22 LR Schuetzen rifle. It has the traditional German Tyrolean buttstock with the double horn buttplate. It has a 29 3/4 inch light weight, tapered, octagon barrel with matted finish on the top barrel flat, that is drilled and tapped for scope blocks as shown. The top of the receiver, underside of the barrel, inside of the forend, and the original German schuetzen rear sight all have matching serial numbers "350: with the barrel wedge stamped "50". The German target rear sight is fitted with the large eye-disk and has its original and rare 4-position, color case hardened German Schuetzen front sight. This is also a rare takedown model that has the barrel locking lever on the right side of the receiver.
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