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Lot 905: W. COLLATH, FRANKFURT, A GOOD 11.5x50R SINGLE-BARRELLED SLIDE & TILT HAMMERLESS RIFLE, MODEL ''COLLATH''S PATENT'', serial no. 1115,
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
W. COLLATH, FRANKFURT,
A GOOD 11.5x50R SINGLE-BARRELLED SLIDE & TILT HAMMERLESS RIFLE, MODEL ''COLLATH''S PATENT'', serial no. 1115,
circa 1880, with re-blued octagonal 26 1/2in. barrel, removable blade fore-sight, dove-tailed standing notch rear-sight, matted top-flat, engraved band at breech, fully basket-weave engraved action body and top-tang, the tops of the action shoulders signed ''PATENT W. COLLATH'' on the right and ''FRANKFURT A.o.'' on the left, flush fitting folding peep-sight inlet into the top-tang, walnut semi pistol-grip butt-stock with raised tear-drop cheek-piece, horn heel-plate with carved edge, engraved trapdoor concealing a compartment for three cartridges to underside of butt (cartridges not present), engraved trigger-guard tang with spurred bow, single set trigger, engraved swing under-lever, smooth walnut splinter fore-end with engraved cap and finial, iron sling swivels