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Lot 1406: German Percussion Target Rifle by F. Schrage in Coblenz

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Gold Inlaid German Percussion Target Rifle by F. Schrage in Coblenz

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,250

Gold Inlaid German Percussion Target Rifle by F. Schrage in Coblenz

Manufacturer: German
Model: Percussion Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 31 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown/bright/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 401
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 205
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured circa 1850. With browned octagonal barrel signed “F. SCHRAGE IN COBLENZ” towards the breech and fitted with a dovetailed tunnel bead front sight. Bright patent breech and false breech with long tang fitted with an aperture target rear sight. Floating island side lock signed “F. SCHRAGE IN COBLENZ”, with stepped tail and scroll engraved dolphin hammer with gold inlaid eyes. Bright trigger plate with long shaped finial and fitted with double set triggers, bright trigger guard shaped to the fingers, and hooked buttplate. Figured walnut half stock with raised cheek piece, checkered grip and Schnabel forearm tip. The underside of the butt and rear ramrod pipe fitted with sling mounts, and original iron ramrod.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel retains most of the rebrowned finish with clear signature. The remaining iron parts are bright with some age related discoloration and minor surface spotting. Stock is smooth following a refinish and has a professionally repaired crack at the wrist.



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