Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3521: Albert Deuring Hand Detachable Sidelock O/U Combination Gun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Factory Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Albert Deuring Hand Detachable Sidelock Over/Under Combination Gun with Scope and Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Factory Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Albert Deuring Hand Detachable Sidelock Over/Under Combination Gun with Scope and Case

Manufacturer: Austrian
Model: Combination
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 16GA/6.5x57R mm
Barrel: 23 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 335
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 301
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1962. Blued Bohler steel barrels with ramped beaded blade front and flip up rear sights on the matted solid rib which is marked "-ALBERT DEURING, BERGENZ -" in gold and holds oak leaf engraved German style claw mounts hosting a Hensoldt Wetzlar Diavari 1.5-6x scope. The barrel also displays a gold inlaid line following the breech on either side of the upper barrel with more oak leaf engraving. The coin finished hand detachable sidelock action displays beautiful oak leaf engraving with gold wire inlaid scrolling borders all surrounding the semi-relief gold inlaid game scenes. The left side depicts a red stag chasing a hind in a forested scene, the right has a pair of running pronghorns, and the underside shows a sitting fox. The engraving and gold inlay extend to the pierced toplever, both tangs, and the triggerguard which also shows a relief gold inlaid "M". Highly figured, multi-point skip-line checkered forend with engraved and gold inlaid fittings and pistol grip stock with black grip cap, raised cheekpiece, blued engraved and gold inlaid cartridge trap, "III/5" press into the left of the stock, and Ventilated White Line Junior recoil pad. Includes a braided leather sling and a takedown case. Length of pull 14 inches. Weight 7 lbs 14 oz (scope included).

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 97% plus original blue and coin finishes, 95% original gold inlays with a few absent small pieces, and some minor handling evidence. The wood is very fine with some dings and scratches and well-defined checkering. The scope optics are sharp. The case is good. Mechanically excellent.



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