This fine 18th century jaeger rifle has round bottom rifling in the bore of the swamped Damascus barrel, blade and notch sights, adjustable double set triggers, a silver inlaid classical soldier, martial trophies and scroll patterns inlaid on the breech section, coordinating classical soldiers and martial trophies on the lock and trigger guard bow, cast brass furniture with ornate scroll and floral patterns, a coronet and lion supporters on the wrist escutcheon, boar engraved at the heel, lions on the intricate pierced side plate, horn forend cap and patchbox lid inlay, and raised relief carved scroll patterns and fine molding on the full-length walnut stock, and "S" marked behind the trigger guard.
Fine with attractive Damascus patterns and silver-gray patina on the barrel along with some splotches of varnish, natural aged patina on the silver inlay, light fire blue finish on the pan, silver-gray on the lock, and aged patina on the brass furniture. The refinished stock is also fine and has crisp carving, a few minor flakes and dings, and mild edge wear. Mechanically fine.
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