Rare Dreyse-Needle fire sporting rifle-approx. .60 cal

Type:
Make:Rare Dreyse
Model:Needle fire sporting rifle
Caliber:approx. .60 cal
Serial #:2798
Classification:antq
Lot Number:1565A
Final Bid:1550
Auction:March 2011, 03/11/2011

Description:Single shot bolt action -rare needle fire sporting action - 27.25" swamped octagon barrel, dovetail blade front, adjustable rear sight - walnut stock - legible markings - pleasing even patina on barrel with small spots of rust that might be carefully cleaned; platinum ring at muzzle. Frame, bolt handle, buttplate, escutcheons, ornate patch box, and trigger guard are all soft gray (silver plate?) with good quality period scroll engraving. Barrel marked 'v. Dreyske. Sommerda.'; right side frame 'Cal. d. Zdsn. 0.60'-5/24 Pulv.' Horn flared nose cap and trigger guard extension. Sound full length stock shows usage marks and sharp checkering; raised relief mock ramrod channel rib on underside of stock. Double set trigger. Working. - - Yr Mfg - NRA fine - SN 2798 - EST 1500-3000 - antq - 17HGPSC068

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