Lot #3091
Lot #3093

Lot 3092: Engraved and Silver Inlaid Spanish Rolling Block Carbine

Relief Engraved Spanish Rolling Block Carbine with Silver Inlaid Presentation Inscription to the Governor of Oviedo

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3092: Engraved and Silver Inlaid Spanish Rolling Block Carbine

Relief Engraved Spanish Rolling Block Carbine with Silver Inlaid Presentation Inscription to the Governor of Oviedo

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Relief Engraved Spanish Rolling Block Carbine with Silver Inlaid Presentation Inscription to the Governor of Oviedo

Manufacturer: Spanish
Model: Rolling Block
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 43
Barrel: 23 1/8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 296
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 71
Class: Antique
Description:

The Spanish arms factory in Oviedo was licensed by Remington to produce rolling block rifles and carbines for the Spanish military in the 1870s. The barrel has a "barley corn" front sight and is silver inlaid with "D. FERMIN VILLAMIL/GOBERNADOR DE LA PROV. DE OVIEDO/ANO DE 1873." The frame has scroll engraving with textured backgrounds on nearly all of the surfaces and features a saddle ring bar with two rings on the left. The forend has a floral carved tip, and both the stock and forend have checkering and sling swivels. Fermin Villamil (1820-1895) was a Spanish lawyer, military officer and civil governor of Oviedo and La Coruna during the short lived First Spanish Republic in 1873-1874 following the abdication of King Amadeo I during the Ten Years War and Third Carlist War.

Rating Definition:

Fine with crisp engraving, aged patina on the silver inlaid inscription, mottled dark brown patina overall, and generally mild age and storage related wear. The wood is also fine and has crisp checkering, mild scratches and dings, and distinct carving. Mechanically excellent. A fine and rare Spanish presentation inlaid and engraved rolling block carbine from the short lived First Republic.



Customer Product Questions

There are currently no customer product questions on this lot