September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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Massive .62 caliber deeply rifled barrel measures 1 - 5/8" from flat to flat. Dovetailed bead front sight, dovetailed rear sight with diminutive notch rear sight and decorated pierced finial. Signed across top flat "Kehlstrom Spira fecit 1727" (Latin translation: "Kehlstrom Spira made it"). Banana lock with faceted pan, swan neck cock, unbridled roller frizzen. Pierced sideplate with depiction of a dragon. Steel ramrod retained by two ferrules and feeding into a reinforced mouth with steel urn finial and relief carved floral accent. Steel forend cap on full length Jaeger stock with lined border decoration. Tang is decorated with a pair of faces (probably a Greenman rendition), with horn eyes. Distinct German cheekpiece with lined decoration and a depiction of what appears to be a crane. Patchbox with relief floral decoration and a stippled ground. Steel trigger guard with three finger grooves and protecting a double set trigger. Steel buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent. Lock and other metal pieces (excluding barrel) have been aggressively cleaned, leading to some softening on some edges. Barrel is an attractive smooth patina, with crisp legends. Stock is excellent with some minor cracks and a few small repairs but still presenting wonderfully. Some minor termite holes primarily towards rear. Mechanics function as they should, bore is excellent with strong rifling. This behemoth rifle weighs approximately 18 - 1/2 lbs. It is not often that an opportunity to buy a highly decorated early Jaeger presents itself and this is a good one. EMW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
34 - 3/4"
Caliber/Bore
.62 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Kehlstrom Spira
Model
Jaeger
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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