The barrels and rib have elaborate pattern welded "Damascus" patterns, and the rib has a bead front sight and "*ELLING IN BAMBERG*" in gold. The right lock is signed "ELLING." in silver, and the left lock has "A BAMBERG" in silver. The locks and furniture have floral and border engraving. The stock has chevron pattern "checkering" in panels on the forend and wrist, raised relief floral carving around the barrel tang followed by a blank gold escutcheon, a raised relief carved stag with oak leaves on the bottom of the wrist, and raised leaf carving behind the cheek rest. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 3 inch drop at heel; 13 ¾ inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 4 oz. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection
Fine with distinct patterns throughout, bright original gold, deep aged patina on the silver markings on the lock, light original case colors, mostly smooth gray patina on the balance, and minor overall wear. The stock is very good and has crisp carving, minor dings and scratches, and smooth oil finish. Mechanically fine.
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