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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2022

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Sale A0722 Lot 510

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F. MORGENROTH, GERMANY
A FINE 20-BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING-RIFLE WITH PAKTONG MOUNTS, no visible serial number,
first quarter of the 19th century with later conversion to percussion, the octagonal to sixteen-sided twist iron 31 1/4in. barrel signed in gold 'MORGENROTH IN GERNRODE' flanked by gilt running vines, the breech end inlet with a standing stag in white metal, gold borders to the breech-block, dove-tailed white metal fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight, the foot inlet with gilt scrolls, engraved top-tang, the top-nail bordered with a gold band, flat bar-action lock signed in gold 'F. MORGENROTH IN GERNRODE' and engraved with a broad acanthus leaf border to lower edge, the top-edge behind snail engraved with rolling clouds and lightning bolts, the tail carved and molded transforming into the head of a boar, the hammer carved and moulded as a winged mythical beast, the original frizzen replaced with a hinged nipple guard safe, all with applied and inlet gold detail, finely chequered walnut full-stock, the chequered panels of complex shape with leaf-carved borders, a relief carved recumbent stag in a woodland setting behind the raised and moulded cheek-piece, the heel carved with a broad oak-leaf border and fitted with a wooden patchbox lid relief carved with the head of a stag, gamescene engraved and moulded paktong heel-plate, crowned escutcheon to wrist, broad engraved paktong pillar trigger-guard bow with raised scrolled lower tang, double set triggers, broad pierced and engraved paktong barrel-band, engraved paktong ramrod throat and roll-ended thimbles, horn tipped wood ramrod and fittings for sling



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Estimate £1,500-2,000




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