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Lot 386: Two Engraved Martini Single Shot Rifles

Auction Date: October 20, 2021

Two Engraved Martini Single Shot Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $2,000

A) Engraved Martini Rifle

Manufacturer: Unmarked
Model: Single Shot
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: bright/stainless steel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 325
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

NE - GOOD- in working condition, wear on working surfaces, finish 40% - 79%, no broken parts, no corrosion or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning, but may have some minor surface pitting. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 40% - 79% gun.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

Rifle is chambered in an unknown .22 caliber cartridge. Consignor states the rifle was engraved by Ben A. Shelor of the Richmond, Virginia area. He was best known for his custom knives but began engraving firearms in the 1990s using open scroll and Nimschke styles, until ultimately developing his own style. He often incorporated birds, reptiles, animals, and fantasy (influenced by the works of Frank Frazetta) into his designs. In magazine and newspaper articles he was noted as "an artist and craftsman who put his heart and mind into his creations".

B) Engraved Martini Rifle

Manufacturer: Unmarked
Model: Single Shot
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 221 Rem
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 325
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

NE - GOOD- in working condition, wear on working surfaces, finish 40% - 79%, no broken parts, no corrosion or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning, but may have some minor surface pitting. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 40% - 79% gun.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

Consignor states the rifle was engraved by Ben A. Shelor of the Richmond, Virginia area. He was best known for his custom knives but began engraving firearms in the 1990s using open scroll and Nimschke styles, until ultimately developing his own style. He often incorporated birds, reptiles, animals, and fantasy (influenced by the works of Frank Frazetta) into his designs. In magazine and newspaper articles he was noted as "an artist and craftsman who put his heart and mind into his creations".

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