Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 434: Josef Mischitz 16 Gauge Sidelock Over/Under Ejector Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Engraved Josef Mischitz 16 Gauge Sidelock Over/Under Ejector Shotgun

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

Engraved Josef Mischitz 16 Gauge Sidelock Over/Under Ejector Shotgun

Manufacturer: Josef Mischitz
Model: Over/Under
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 29 5/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 425
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 261
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1928. Blued Krupp-Laufstahl barrels with single white bead sight on the matted solid rib, light scroll engraving at the breech, and 2 1/2 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The casehardened, bolstered sidelock action with double Kersten cross bolts shows floral scroll engraving with line borders. The gun features double triggers, horn triggerguard, and a tang mounted automatic safety switch. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings including the Deeley style release latch and pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap, cheekpiece, and ventilated rubber recoil pad. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 3/4 inch drop at heel; 14 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs 1 oz. Provenance: The General Sam S. Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% original blue on the barrels, 90% original case colors on the action with some muting, and light handling evidence. The wood is very good with scattered light dings and scratches, small crack in the triggerguard, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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