Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3389: Griebel Engraved Pfeifer Rifle Co. Farquharson Benchrest Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Arnold Griebel Master Game Scene Engraved Pfeifer Rifle Co. Farquharson Action Single Shot Falling Block Benchrest Rifle with Unertl Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Arnold Griebel Master Game Scene Engraved Pfeifer Rifle Co. Farquharson Action Single Shot Falling Block Benchrest Rifle with Unertl Scope

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Falling Block
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 270
Barrel: 26 inch heavy round
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 360
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 253
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Notes included by the consignor date the manufacture of this interesting rifle to 1947. The left side of the heavy bull barrel is marked "-PFEIFER RIFLE CO.-/-ROSCOE CALIF.-", "270 P.R./PFEIFER L.A." at the breech, and it is fitted with scope blocks. The rifle appears to be chambered for the .270/348 Pfeifer Rimmed cartridge. The bright Farquharson action has been masterfully engraved with near full coverage floral scroll and game/hunting scenes by Arnold Greibel. The scene on the left features two foxes and the scene on the right features a pointing setter. The floral scroll engraving extends to the upper tang, lever, and trigger guard. The scope blocks are fitted with J. Unertl scope rings and an included 12x J. Unertl scope. It is mounted with a finely figured, multi-point checkered beavertail forearm with contrasting ebony tip, and a pistol grip stock with contrasting ebony grip cap, large "roll over" cheek piece, sling swivel studs, and a checkered steel buttplate. Also included is a Pelican Vault case, reloading tools marked as for .270 "PHEIFER RIMMED", an assortment of .348 Win. cases, and a case of Speer, .270 130 gr. bullets.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine as professionally upgraded and masterfully engraved, retains 98% of the blue finish with some scratches and the receiver almost entirely bright with crisp engraving. The scope retains 95% plus of the original blue finish and has clear optics. The wood is also very fine with a few scattered light handling marks, crisp checkering, and some light wear on the cheekpiece. Mechanically excellent. A great work of firearms art by Arnold Griebel.



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