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Circa 1890s Muzzle-Loading Schuetzen Rifle
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,044.00
Created for long-range shooting, this type of rifle was popular in Germany before the turn of the century. The offered piece is extremely well made and features target sights and a false muzzle (attachment is missing). The barrel measures 27.5 inches and the butt bears the engraved number "29" (within a circle) as well as the number "4700." The gun appears to German in origin, as there is an engraving (in German) on the top of the barrel that appears to read "Fr. Xaver Oberbigler Neuotting." No other manufacturer's markings or stampings are visible. The rifle displays normal wear and is in Excellent condition overall. Total length: approximately 47 inches. This is an exceptionally well made nineteenth-century off-hand target gun. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,044.00
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