F.W. HABIG, DRESDEN
A 9.5x47R (SCHEIBEN) HAMMER BOLT-ACTION SINGLE-SHOT TARGET-RIFLE, MODEL 'SCHUTZENFEST MATCH', no visible serial number,
circa 1878, with blued two-stage 31in. barrel, the top dove-tailed for an adjustable position rear-sight and signed 'F.W. HABIG, DRESDEN', dove-tailed adjustable fore-sight blade with curved side-protectors, rounded receiver with short straight bolt handle, no provision for safe, plain top-tang mounted with a pan-headed aperture sight, plain exposed hump-backed bar-action lock with dipped tail and external hammer striking a pin concealed in the bolt-handle, walnut tyrolean three-quarter stock with chequered swan-neck wrist (old repaired cracks) and Swiss heel-plate, complex trigger-guard, double-set triggers, plain fore-end with moulded iron tip and iron under-barrel clearing-rod, traces of original finish remaining and complete with a period leather sling (worn)
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament