673. Scarce M69 Werder Single Shot Rifle by Steyr

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serial #7701, 11mm Mauser, 35" barrel with a very good bore that shows scattered light pitting and frosting but strong rifling. The frame has turned a dull gray patina with scattered oxidation staining and the blued metal surfaces retain about 90% original blue with freckling on bands, scattered light fading on barrel, light pitting and freckling on lower tang and fading, silvering and oxidation on the buttplate. The hardwood stock rates very good with several strong Imperial cartouches and showing dings, handling marks and scratches throughout. The trigger and rear of frame are numbered differently but all other visible serialized parts are matching with the rear sight appearing to be numbered in a different font. There is a unit marking on the buttplate that reads "9.R.E.5.13", the rifle has the 1871 Mauser style rear sight and the rear of the action housing is marked "1876" which was likely the date the rifle was issued. A very fine example of an early German breechloading rifle that was converted to fire 11mm Mauser. (207879-254) {ANTIQUE} [Craig Brown Collection] (1000/1500) SOLD FOR $1,840.00

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