Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1424: Game Scene Engraved German Over/Under Combination Gun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Game Scene Engraved German Over/Under Combination Gun with Schmidt & Bender Scope

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

Game Scene Engraved German Over/Under Combination Gun with Schmidt & Bender Scope

Manufacturer: German
Model: Bock-Buchsflinte
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16/6.3 mm
Barrel: 26 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 372
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 211
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1929. Blued Krupp-Laufstahl barrels with beaded blade front and flip up rear sights as well as German style claw mounts on the matted solid rib, standard German proofs, 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) chamber with extractor, and .030 inch choke constriction. The casehardened scalloped boxlock action displays near full coverage floral scroll engraving surrounding a roebuck and doe on the left along with a mallard in a forest scene and a stag and two hinds on the right. The gun features double triggers, a horn trigger guard, and a tang mounted safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered Schnabel tip forend with engraved fittings including the Deeley latch style release and pistol grip stock with engraved cartridge trapdoor showing a pair of woodcocks and horn grip cap and buttplate. Includes a Schmidt & Bender 4x36mm scope and leather sling. Stock measurements: 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 15/16 inch drop at heel; 14 1/8 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 9 oz. Provenance: The General Sam S. Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% original blue finish, the case colors show an attractive silvered patina with some color still present in the protected areas, and light handling evidence. The wood is very good with numerous dings and scratches, small crack in the trigger guard, some insect damage to the horn, and well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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