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Lot 411: Engraved F. Thiele Boxlock Cape Gun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Engraved F. Thiele Boxlock Cape Gun with Case

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

Engraved F. Thiele Boxlock Cape Gun with Case

Manufacturer: Austrian
Model: SXS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16/8.8mm
Barrel: 27 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 321
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Blued steel barrels with dovetail blade front sight and flip up 100 yard sights on the matted solid rib which is marked "F. THIELE IN TEPLITZ", 2 1/2 inch chamber for the shotgun barrel, choke constriction measured at .030 inches, and rifle barrel marked "8.8". The casehardened boxlock action features attractive scroll engraving with line borders, double triggers, and automatic tang mounted safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and rotary latch and pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, horn grip cap, and serrated horn buttplate. Includes a William Evans leather bound takedown case with "P.T.C." Length of pull 13 7/8 inches. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% professionally reapplied blue on the barrels, 70% original case colors, and light spotting and handling evidence. The wood is very good with numerous dings and scratches and crisp checkering. The case is very good with moderate wear. Mechanically excellent.

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