German Combination Rifle & Shotgun
- Price: $2,750.00 CAD
- Licensing Category: Non-restricted
- Maker: German
- Caliber/Gauge: 16ga
SN 14128 is an excellent example of a German combination gun. This example is in 16 gauge (2 1.2") and 9.3 X 72 R rifle. This piece was built by the German maker, E. Schmidt and Harermann of Shul. This piece shows 27 1/2" barrels both with bright excellent bores. This classic hammer gun shows back action locks. The lock and receiver show fine quality hand engraving, fine floral leaf, over stippled background. The left side shows a charging pig and a running deer. The right shows a hunting dog on point and a running rabbit. The trigger bow shows a duck or goose taking flight. All of the metal components show the fine high quality engraving. The hammers are original showing fine checkering and matching engraving. The top of the receiver shows fine stipling and an extended engraved 4" top tang. The LOP is 13 3/4 to the horn butt plate. The forewood and pistol grip show fine checkering showing only normal usage marks. The forewood lever is a horn which remains in sound excellent condition. The butt shows some minor marks assocaited with normal usage of a period of time in excess of one hundred years. The fit of the barrel to the action is very tight with no movement. The barrel unit shows a checkered rib mounted with its original two postiion patalimun line rear sight. The barrels show its original blued finish over the prima krupp steel barrels. This combination gun remains in better than average condition. This piece reflects the skill and quality of the work of the German gunmakers of the period. Note" the rifle appears to be 9.3 X 72 R we have tried the same in the chamber. The fit of the cartridge is perfect. This cartridge was develpped in the 1890's. The 9 X 3 X 72 R was listed in the later DWM, RWS and Norma catalogs. It is considered to be a mid range cartridgbe comparable to the 38-5 Winchester round. Ref: see "cartridges of the world". The image is that of the 9.3 X 72 R which matches perfectly with our test cartridge used to determine the caliber of this combination gun. Note: as with so many German rifles of the period the caliber is not marked on the item. To be absolutely sure of the caliber it is best to have a gunsmith do a chamber cast to determine the actual chambering and bore dimensions. This item is an excellent example of a combination gun as built in Germany in the period 1890-to the Post WW1 era.