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Lot 3430: 20 Gauge Wilhelm Collath Patent Boxlock Underlever Drilling

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Engraved 20 Gauge Wilhelm Collath Patent Sliding Breech Boxlock Underlever Drilling

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Engraved 20 Gauge Wilhelm Collath Patent Sliding Breech Boxlock Underlever Drilling

Manufacturer: Collath
Model: Drilling
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20/9.3x72R
Barrel: 27 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 554
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 236
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued Excelsior steel barrels with beaded blade front sight and flip up rear sight, "WITTENER-EXCELSIOR" on both barrels, 3 inch shotgun chambers with single extractor for all barrels, and standard German proofs. The casehardened action features fine scroll engraving, double triggers, rifle/shotgun selector switch, and is marked "PATENT W. COLLATH" and "FRANKFURT A.O." on the left and right respectively. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend and pistol grip stock with cheekpiece. Includes a leather sling.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% reapplied blue on the barrels, traces of the original case colors on the receiver, some light spotting in areas, and mild handling evidence. The wood is very good with scattered dings and scratches and some worn and some crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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