Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 274: Engraved and Gold Inlaid M. Mach Backaction Pinfire Cape Gun

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Game Panel Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid M. Mach Backaction Pinfire Cape Gun Two Barrel Set

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Game Panel Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid M. Mach Backaction Pinfire Cape Gun Two Barrel Set

Manufacturer: Czech
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16 ga pinfire
Barrel: 25 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/grey/gold
Grip:
Stock: relief carved walnut
Item Views: 1026
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 207
Class: Antique
Description:

Blued, deeply etched Damascus steel barrels with empty front sight dovetail and two position rear sight on the flat solid rib. two gold bands at either breech. The shotgun chamber measured at 2 1/2 inches with no extractor and no choke constriction and the rifle barrel caliber measures 14.7 mm. The greyed backaction locks and underlever receiver depict five separate silver inlaid game scenes all surrounded by beautiful floral scrollwork as well as "M. MACH" and "PRAG" on the right and left lockplates respectively. The left lockplate shows a fox and a pair of game birds, the left of the receiver has a two game birds, the right lockplate has a running doe, the right of the receiver shows a running pointer, and the top tang shows a single hare. The gun features double triggers. Nicely figured, checkered forend with engraved fittings and rotary lever release and straight grip stock with horn pistol grip, raised cheekpiece, carving below the wrist, and smooth steel buttplate. The gun includes a set of 28 3/8 inch shotgun barrels with 2 1/2 inch chambers, no extractor, and no choke constriction. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 13 3/8 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 14 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very good, showing a mix of brown and grey patina on the barrels, attractive grey coloration on the locks and action, and mild handling evidence with the lever retaining screw heavily damaged, but functional. The wood is also very good with some mild dings and scratches, high edge wear, and worn but well-defined checkering. The extra barrel set is very good. Mechanically excellent.



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