Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 423: Imman Meffert Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Imman Meffert Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Imman Meffert Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set

Manufacturer: I Meffert
Model: Boxlock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 29 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 256
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued Special Stahl barrels with single steel bead sight on the matted, concave solid rib which is marked "IMMAN. MEFFERT SUHL." in gold, light engraving and two gold bands at the breeches, and 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) chambers with single extractor. The coin finished boxlock action displays lightly carved fences and near full coverage floral scroll engraving surrounding a setter and two mallards on the left, a pair of roe deer fighting over a doe, a spaniel flushing upland birds on the right, and the triggerguard shows a huntsman at the ready to fire. The gun features double triggers and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings, Deeley latch release, and horn tip inlay and round knob pistol grip stock with cheekpiece and trapdoor buttplate with a magnificent stag on the door. Includes a leather sling and an extra matching barrel set chambered in 12 gauge and 8x57 JS which measures 27 1/2 inches with a 2 3/4 inch chamber and single extractor. Barrel measurements for extra set: bore diameter nine inches from the breech .724 inches; choke constriction .032 inches; minimum wall thickness .032 inches. Barrel and stock measurements for primary set (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .724/.722 inches; choke constriction .030/.030 inches; minimum wall thickness .034/.033 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 3 inch drop at heel; 14 15/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 15 oz. Provenance: The General Sam S. Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 97% original blue finish on the barrels, 95% original coin grey, light handling evidence, and scattered minor spotting. The wood is very good with some dings and scratches, a chip from the left side of the forend at the shoe, and crisp checkering. The extra barrel set is very good. Mechanically excellent.



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