Lot #3390
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Lot 3391: George Gibbs Farquharson Patent Single Shot Falling Block Rifle

Factory Engraved George Gibbs Farquharson Patent Single Shot Falling Block Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Lot 3391: George Gibbs Farquharson Patent Single Shot Falling Block Rifle

Factory Engraved George Gibbs Farquharson Patent Single Shot Falling Block Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000
Price Realized:

Factory Engraved George Gibbs Farquharson Patent Single Shot Falling Block Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Manufacturer: Gibbs
Model: Falling Block
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 275 HV
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 690
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrel with ramped white bead front sight, fixed blade rear sight which doubles a the front scope mount, the rear scope mount, and the caliber "275 H.V./(FLANGED)" on the left of the breech. The casehardened falling block action is adorned with beautiful near full coverage floral scroll engraving with tasteful use of negative space surrounding "GEORGE GIBBS/BRISTOL" on the left side. The action is also marked on the right with "FARQUHARSON'S/PATENT/576". Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend with ebony tip and pistol grip stock with horn grip cap, blank inscription oval, and red rubber recoil pad. Includes a Zeiss Diavari-C 3-9x36mm scope.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally restored, showing 99% blue and casehardened finishes, some slight chipping along some of the edges of the wood, some very scattered handling evidence, and sharp re-cut checkering. The scope optics are sharp. Mechanically excellent.



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