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SOLD at 2010 Dec 05 @ 13:49UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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The left side of the rib near the breech is marked "KRUPP-LAFSTAHL" followed by a "eagle/N" proofmark The solid matte rib is equipped with a ramped blade beaded front sight, a folding leaf rear sight and a scope rail mounted on top of the right barrel at the breech. The top rear of the left barrel is marked "BUCHSENMACHERMEISTER" and there is a wedge of oak leaf and acorn engraving. The 16 gauge shotgun barrels are chambered 2 3/4" chambers, the chokes gauge improved modified/extra full with an extractor. The bottom barrel is marked "8x57JRS" and the top barrel gauges 22 caliber. The forward lug is engraved with an oak leaf and the rear lug is numbered to the gun. The bottom of each shotgun barrel is marked "KRUPP-LAFSTAHL", with "eagle/N" proofs on the bottom of the shotgun barrels and on the flats and bottom of the lower barrel. The serial number is marked on the top of the left side of the frame and there is an "eagle/N" proof on the opposite. Casehardened scalloped box lock action features engraved forest animal scenes on the sides and oak leaf and acorn engraving on the bottom and top, as well as on the break lever and the forearm hardware. Greener style cross bolt, double adjustable triggers, tang mounted selector, safety mounted on the left side of the wrist, horn trigger guard, and mounted with a deluxe, nicely figured checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with carved oak leafs at the front and rear of the forearm, on each side of the base of the grip, cheekpiece, horn grip cap, serrated hard rubber buttplate and sling swivel. The right side of the stock has a presentation silver plaque with German inscription which reads; "Unserem gruppenfuhreru Generalleutnant Zuseinem 50 Geburtstag Die Fuhrer d. Kommandeurs d. div. Nachschubtrappen. 1943".
BBL: 23 5/8 inch solid rib
Gauge: 16 gauge
Serial Number: 296
Condition: Very Fine. The barrels retain 75% original blue finish with a small area cleaned on the right barrel near the muzzle, an area of smooth mottled gray patina on the muzzle of the left barrel and some smooth gray patina on the lower barrel. The break lever retains 90% original blue finish with edge wear and the receiver has a smooth dove gray patina. The wood is also excellent with an attractive tiger strip grain, a few minor dents and dings, and crisp checkering. The engraving remains sharp and the markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine. The only attribution to the inscription on the plaque is the plaque itself and consignor statements. There is no documentation with the lot although we decided the inscription is of the period.