Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3451: Factory Engraved Simson Boxlock over/Under Combination Gun

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

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

Factory Engraved Simson Boxlock over/Under Combination Gun

Manufacturer: Simson
Model: Bock-Buchsflinte
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12x7x57R
Barrel: 23 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 602
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 240
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1964. Blued Spezial-Gewehrlaufstahl barrels with beaded blade front and flip up rear sights on the matted solid rib marked "SIMSON, SUHL (THURINGEN)", 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) chamber with extractor, choke constriction of .044 inches (full). The shotgun barrel currently contains a rifled insert for an unknown 6 mm cartridge. The casehardened, scalloped boxlock action features light scroll engraving with a mallard on the underside and line borders, bushed rifle firing pin, double triggers, and automatic tang safety. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered, three-piece walnut forend with engraved fittings and Deeley latch release and pistol grip stock with cheekpiece and hard rubber grip cap and buttplate. Stock measurements: 1 11/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 3/4 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 9 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% original blue and 97% original case colors with minor handling evidence. The wood is very fine with a few small dings and scratches and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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