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Lot 1408: H. Siebold Martini Style Schuetzen Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Engraved and Gold Inlaid H. Siebold Martini Style Schuetzen Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Engraved and Gold Inlaid H. Siebold Martini Style Schuetzen Rifle

Manufacturer: German
Model: Schuetzen
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 9.5x47 R
Barrel: 30 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/gold/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 509
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 205
Class: Antique

The barrel has lightly scalloped gold bands at the muzzle and breech, a windage adjustable semi-globe front sight, adjustable notch rear sight, "H. SIEBOLD IN KOSEN" inlaid in gold on top at the breech, and "HEINR SIEBOLD/KOSEN" along with proofs and "890" on the bottom. "890" is also repeated on the face of the frame, and "1890" is marked on the buttplate. The top of the frame and right side of the barrel are both marked "PATENT." The other components have classic Germanic leafy scroll engraving. The upper tang has an adjustable peep sight, and the rifle has adjustable double set triggers. The half-length stock has a checkered wrist, high comb, low cheek rest, and an added 1 1/2 inch extension. The caliber was previously identified as 9.5x47R but is not marked. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good with 25% original blue finish in the protected areas, the blue faded to mostly smooth brown along the visible portions of the barrel, light age on the gold inlay, gray and brown patina on most of the other components, some patches of bright original case colors, crisp engraving, some light oxidation/pitting, and general mild overall wear. The rear sight is cracked The refinished and lengthened stock is very good and has crisp checkering, light marks and scratches, and minor overall wear. Mechanically fine.

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