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  LOT 388
Gold and Silver Inlaid Game Scene Engraved German Percussion Double
Rifle by Morgenroth of Gernrode - NSN, 58 cal., 29 3/4 inch solid rib bbl., brown/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. This mid-19th century Germanic rifle was manufactured
by Morgenroth in Gernrode in what is now Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The eight-groove rifled Damascus barrels, unusually of full-length octagonal section, have a dovetailed silver blade front sight, dovetailed notch rear sight, “***MORGENROTH IN GERNRODE***” in gold inlay on
the breech section, narrow gold bands followed by
broader silver bands at the breech, gold stars on the breech plugs, shaped fences, floral engraving below the nipples, and scroll engraving on the standing breech tang that
extends onto the rib. The upper tang also has a small inlaid silver panel with a golden border. The locks are signed “MORGENROTH” (right) and “IN GERNRODE” (left) and feature
detailed scroll and game scene engraving, sprung hammer stalls, and bestial mouths with silver inlaid teeth on the hammers. The round patchbox lid has a finely detailed scene involving a roe buck in its natural habitat as well as a floral border and scroll
engraving. The well-figured walnut half-stock has an engraved German silver ramrod entry pipe, plain
German silver wedge escutcheons, a scroll pattern horn trigger guard that encloses the pair of set triggers, checkering on the
wrist, large cheek rest, engraved German silver heel and toe plates, and dark horn buttplate.
CONDITION: Very good with most of the refinished brown and light twist patterns along the barrels, bright gold inlays, aged
patina on the silver, mix of gray and brown patina on the balance, minor oxidation, and mild wear. The refinished stock is also very good and has distinct checkering, mild dings, minor edge wear, and attractive figure. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000
LOT 389
Fine Panel Scene Engraved, Gold and Silver Inlaid, and Relief Carved German Percussion Sporting Rifle by Morgenroth of Gernrode - NSN, 58 cal., 28 1/2 inch octagon
bbl., brown/casehardened/German silver finish, raised relief carved walnut stock. This mid-19th century Germanic rifle was manufactured Morgenroth in what is now Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The Damascus barrel has
eight-groove rifling, a dovetailed blade front sight with gold inlaid center line, dovetailed notch rear sight with a wide sliding bar with a fine notch, “MORGENROTH IN GERNRODE”
in gold inlay with gold and silver inlaid accents including an arrow through
some scrollwork just behind the rear sight, silver bands at the breech end, and gold bands and floral engraving
on the breech plug. The upper tang includes a base for an absent peep sight. The lock has “MORGENROTH/IN
GERNRODE” in gold inlay along with scrollwork, a bestial motif on the hammer with gold accents, a scene with a
silver inlaid hound tied to a tree at the rear, and a pivoting hammer stall. The rifle is fired using adjustable double
phase set triggers. It is mounted with German silver furniture with mainly scroll engraving along with a detailed scene of dogs attacking a boar on the trigger guard bow and a stag scene on the heel. The stock has a horn forend cap, checkering
with carved scroll borders, raised relief cared scroll patterns on the sliding patch box lid, spare parts inside the box (extra front sight, another sliding rear sight piece, thumb screw, and worm), a large cheekpiece on the left, and a detailed raised relief carved scene of a stag leaping over a fallen tree.
CONDITION: Fine with aged patina on the silver, bright gold inlay,
crisp engraving, aged patina on the German silver furniture, brass
screw and repair at the trigger guard finial, mostly smooth gray patina
on the balance, and mild overall wear. The stock is very fine and has exceptionally fine and crisp carving, lightly worn checkering, some scratches and dings, slight crack below
the side plate, and generally light wear. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500

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