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Girard Schuetzen-style Percussion Rifle, .38cal

.38 caliber. 33" barrel length. SN: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with peep and hooded target sights, palm rest, heavy octagon barrel, and double triggers. Blued metal finish to barrel, with brass accoutrements, and a solid plain walnut perch-belly stock. Features a Swiss-style metal buttplate, serpentine trigger guard, and swivel sling mounts. There are floral script engravings to lockplate and cock lever, with "Girard a Aigle" marked to center of lockplate. Schuetzen rifles are single-shot competition guns that were used widely in Europe from about 1875-1945. Most are custom made by independent gunmakers of the period. 

Condition:

Very good. Bore appears to be in good condition, some oxidation possible. Most of metal finish has turned to patina with some surface losses toward muzzle of barrel. Wood stock is still in good condition, has scratches and dings overall. 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,080
05/25/2021

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