A flintlock target rifle by Gstrein in Imst, circa 1800
Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A94s | Live auction | 119 Lots
DescriptionOctagonal rifled barrel in 13.5 mm calibre, bright bore, the top with dovetail front sight and chiselled rear sight, brass lined mark at the breech, later bluing(?). Finely carved, florally chiselled blowback flintlock, the interior signed "Z.Gstrein in Imst", set trigger with brass safety button on the right side in front of the lockplate. Finely carved fullstock with staghorn applications (partially of later date), nose piece of horn and en suite decorated brass furniture, the slider of the patchbox restored, the forend in the area of the ramrod thimble replaced. With wooden ramrod. Length 118 cm. Expertly reworked, very attractive weapon.
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