Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3509: Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Scheiring Double Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Scheiring Double Rifle in .375 H&H with Zeiss Scope and Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Scheiring Double Rifle in .375 H&H with Zeiss Scope and Case

Manufacturer: Austrian
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 375 H& H
Barrel: 25 5/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin/gold
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 554
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 298
Class: Modern Long Gun

Blued Bohler Super Blitz steel barrels with a scroll engraved ramped blade front sight, rear quarter rib with flip up notch rear sight and scroll engraved scope mount and scope rings, which also show gold inlaid borders and hold a Zeiss Diavari-ZA 1.5-6x42mm scope, engraving down the rib, and engraving at either breech with a gold inlaid line border. The barrels show standard Austrian proofs on the flats. The coin finished Franz Jaeger style tilting breech action displays absolutely beautifully executed near full coverage English style rose and scroll engraving which extends to the tangs, triggerguard, and underlever which shows a gold inlaid set of initials. The underside of the action is maker marked "Scheiring Jun./Ferlach". All of the engraving is surrounded by gold inlaid scrolling line borders which follow the outside edges as well as separating panels of rose and scroll. The gun features double triggers and a tang mounted manual safety switch with gold inlaid "S". Exceptionally figured, multi-point checkered forend with horn tip and matching engraved and gold inlaid fittings as well as a pistol grip stock with horn grip cap, Bavarian style cheekpiece, and ventilated rubber recoil pad. Includes a leather bound takedown case containing a pair of snap caps and an Akah leather sling. Length of pull 14 1/2 inches. Weight 9 lbs 1 oz (scope included).

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 98% plus original blue with some areas of thinning, 99% original coin and gold finishes, some minor handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case is very fine. Scope optics are sharp. Mechanically excellent.

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