SOLD ***** EXTREMEL RARE SAMUEL JUNG IN SUHL JAEGER PERCUSSION RIFLE CIRCA 1820
SOLD BUT WE HAVE OTHERS *****EXTREMELY RARE SAMUEL JUNG IN SUHL JAEGER PERCUSSION RIFLE. Circa 1820. Approximately .80 caliber. Swamped octagon 27 1/2 inch barrel engraved " Samuel Jung in Suhl " in gold on the top flat with heraldry motifs at both ends. Crown over V proofmarks. Profusely engraved top tang with flowers nd sunburst. Richly engraved front action percussion lock with a reclining fox and the name "SAMUEL JUNG IN SUHL" both inlaid in gold. Double set triggers. Sling swivel. Notched steel rear sight and German Silver blade front sight. Two gold barrel bands at breech.
Elaborate engraved and sculpted dragon hammer. Elaborate German Silver triggerguard with birds and owls among twisted vines and a standing Jaeger Huntsman on the trigger bow. Elaborately carved walnut full stock with engraved steel buttplate and horn tip. Brass tipped oak ramrod. Engraved German Silver fore end tip and ramrod ferrules. 44 inches overall. German Silver initial shield engraved with the letter "H".
Condition: Very good overall. Stock repaired at some point. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF EARY GERMAN CRAFTSMANSHIP !