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SOLD at 2011 May 20 @ 12:16UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Estimate: $1600 - 2500
This German Schuetzen Target rifle features and octagon shaped barrel with a flat matte top rib and eight rounded ribs. There is a sling swivel mounted on the bottom, and a modified Lyman globe front sight on a raised ramp. The rear of the top flat widens and is grooved for possible sight mounting. The rear of the quarter rib flat is silver inlaid "CHR: HOFFACKER MUNCHEN" and there are floral and wire pattern silver inlays at the breech end. The right rear flat is marked with an eagle and "crown/R" proofs and "7,5". The upper right front of the receiver is marked with a crown over "B" and "U" and eagle proof. The forearm is secured tightly and writer was unable to remove and check for any markings. The barrel has been removed at some time and is not fully tightened to the action. It does not line-up correctly and the witness marks are off. The receiver is engraved with floral vine designs with a woman with a rifle on the right side and Bavarian hunter on the left side. The rear of the receiver is equipped with a large peep sight. The lever is engraved with geometric patterns and has a gold inlaid "RO". Double set triggers and mounted with a checkered forearm with a dog head carved forend and checkered straight grip stock with fancy bordering on the right side, a high Tyrolean style cheekpiece and Swiss style buttplate.
BBL: 32 3/8 inch octagon ribbed
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Good. The barrel retains 20% original blue finish in the protected areas of the ribs with a brown patina and moderate oxidation on the upper half. The receiver and lever have a lightly oxidized gray and brown patina. The buttplate retains 40% original faded case colors with scattered light oxidation. The wood is very good as refinished with some overall scattered minor dings and dents, and overall crisp checkering. All of the silver inlaid in the maker's name remains. The engraving is clear. Needs minor work / cleaning and does not fire all the time.