October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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The barrel with two-stage octagon sections, the one unscrewing from the other. Signed in gold Ios. Schenbor in Wien, stamped 71. Deeply rifled octagonal barrel. The breech is inlaid in gold with two bands at breech and one where barrel screws in. The barrel section with brass fore sight and steel rear sight. The breech is deeply engraved with foliage. The receiver is deeply engraved with foliage en suite and a game scene with three ducks in a reserve. The magazine is of plain steel. The lock is deeply engraved with foliage en suite with breech and side plate. The cock is formed as a dragon with gold eye beautifully engraved en suite. Hammer spur finely checkered. Trigger guard deeply engraved en suite. Most screws engraved. The butt reservoir with brown leather covering (renewed). The foreshortened wooden fore stock is of walnut with good figure. CONDITION: Barrel is European polished over pitting. Lock cleaned bright with no pitting. Hammer cleaned bright, engraving sharp and crisp throughout. Breech has no visible pitting, clean and bright. Action appears to work as it should. Renewed leather on butt in excellent condition with only minor marks. Bore is fine, with well defined spiral groove rifling. Wooden fore end is crisp with minor marks. These extremely rare and interesting guns are the subject of a lengthy article in Robert Held's "Arms and Armor Annual," entitled "Napoleon Was Not Afraid of It." MZ
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Value
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Caliber
.44
Manufacturer
Jos. Schenbor
Model
Air Rifle
Serial Number
71
A VERY RARE GIRANDONI AUSTRIAN REPEATING AIR GUN, SIGNED JOS. SCHENBOR IN WIEN, CIRCA 1800.
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,995.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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