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Lot 3415: O. Geyger & Co. 16 Gauge Boxlock Ejector Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Engraved O. Geyger & Co. 16 Gauge Boxlock Ejector Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Engraved O. Geyger & Co. 16 Gauge Boxlock Ejector Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: O. Geyger & Co.
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 29 1/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 489
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 227
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1939. Krupp-Laufstahl barrels with matted solid rib marked "O. GEYGER & Co. BERLIN", chambers measured at 2 1/2 inches with ejectors, and standard German proofs. The casehardened, scalloped, sideclipped boxlock action displays tight scroll engraving along with "O. Geyger & Co." and "BERLIN" on the left and right respectively. Double triggers, cocking indicators, and manual tang mounted safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered, splinter forend with Deeley latch, contrasting tip inlay, and engraved fittings and round knob pistol grip stock with blank silver initial oval and horn trigger guard and buttplate. The Geyger firm made guns for German nobility and was referred to as the "German Purdey" by Dietrich Apel. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/8 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 2 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 97% plus original blue and 80% original case colors with the balance an attractive silver patina. A few small scratches on the barrels and overall light handling evidence. The wood is also very fine with a few nicks and scratches and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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