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Swiss Schuetzen-style Percussion Rifle, .36cal

.36 caliber cap and ball. 35" barrel length. SN: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with target sights, wood palm rest, heavy octagon barrel, and double triggers. Blued metal finish to barrels, brass accoutrements, with a solid plain walnut perch-belly stock. Features a swiss-style buttplate, serpentine trigger guard, and brass-capped ramrod. It has the words "Devenoge A Grandson" marked to top of barrel, and a brass accoutrement engraved "To Favre" on left side grip. Schuetzen rifles were single-shot competition guns used widely in Europe from about 1875-1945. Most are custom made by independent gunmakers of the period. 

Condition:

Very good. Bore was not disassembled for examination. Blued metal finish has started to turn to a patina. There are pit marks, dings, and some spots of surface oxidation to heavy barrel overall. Stock is still in very good condition, with some minor scratches overall and losses to wood around trigger guard. 

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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