Lot 5597

A System Dörsch & v. Baumgarten trial rifle

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots

Hammer price € 4,000

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Bright, rifled bore with good groove and land profile, length 91.5 cm, on the top a fork sight of Hessian form. Inscribed on the right side of the receiver “System von C.J. Doersch”, on the left “v. Baumgarten”. Dark full stock with brass furniture, iron buttcap and patchbox cover. Iron ramrod. Stock slightly bumped. Length 136 cm. The present weapon resembles an infantry rifle which was used for trial purposes in the electorate Hessen-Kassel. It is, however, well worth noting that the weapon features a patchbox modelled after the Schaumburg-Lippe hunting rifle. Cf. also: Das Zündnadelgewehr, p. 247f. figure 6/14ff. and 6/15f.

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The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.