May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2022
Circa 1982. A beautiful little .22LR sporting double rifle with 24 - 1/4" blacked steel barrels. Chopper lump barrels are fit with ejectors, spearpoint quarter rib with standing leaf sight. Quarter rib is raised, crosshatch checkered and with floral engraved spearpoint, Rib is smooth and concave. Front spear point sight is raised, scroll engraved and with nitre blue blade. Quarter rib is fit with a low mounted Leupold M8-4X scope. Left barrel reads "M.THYS - LIEGE - BELGIUM". The silver-grey patina sidelock side by side is exquisitely engraved by "A. Lovenberg". Engraving on right lock is of scrolls with 2 hare in field and with 1 running hare in field near hinge pin. Left lockplate engraved with a squirrel on a branch, 1 squirrel jumping under the branch and with 1 Squirrel eating a nut. All with surrounding scroll. Fences are carved with Acanthus leaf. Top lever, bolt safe, slide safe, long top strap are all engraved with small scroll. Safe slide, bolted safe and top lever also have checkered thumb pieces. Bottom action is engraved with matching scrolls and coyote stalking quail in a vignette. Fire blued double triggers with front articulated are protected by a brushed coin finished trigger guard which is engraved with scroll and a standing otter on bow. Trigger guard extends to a long bottom strap which is engraved with scrolls and serial "No. 80" in ribbon. Sidelock action with disc set strikers and cocking indicators. Deluxe Turkish walnut with streaky straight grain is built with drop points, fine checkering on a slender pistol grip, engraved steel grip cap with trap door, shadow line cheekpiece and is finished by a checkered butt. Splinter forend with matched checkering and a matched scroll engraved latch release. CONDITION: Excellent. Barrels retain mostly all of their black. Action, triggers, and ejectors are sound. Safes seem to be pinned. Stock and forend with the slightest of handling marks. Great and fun little rifle! CP
Barrel Length
24 - 1/4"
.22 LR
FFL Status
Length of Pull
14 - 7/8"
Marcel Thys
Double Rifle
Serial Number
7 Lbs. 12 oz.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,000.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $7,000
Number Bids: 30
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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