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Lot 110: pinfire shotgun Albert Staehle - Vienna, 16 Lefaucheux, #174, § unrestricted
Classic Auction for hunting guns and rifles, accessories, hunting related collectible items and hunting art
03 November 2016
Wien, Wien, AustriaLive Auction
Description: 73 cm long twist Damascus barrel, brushed bright, with flat top rib, signed "F. Bernard - Canonier à Paris" underneath, T-bolt action with long underlever beneath the fore-end, back-action hammer locks enscribed with the maker's name, bright action with fine vines and leaves, double triggers, French style trigger guard, well grained walnut stock with straight hand and Monte Carlo cheekpiece, en-suite engraved steel buttplate 35 cm, fore-end wood renewed, late masterpiece of the renowned Viennese gunmaker appointed to the Imperial and Royal Austrian court, only on record until 1865,3 kg, year of manufacture before 1870, bores pitted and externally somewhat spotty near the muzzles, therefore condition III.