Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe

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  Lot #24  (Sale Order: 24 of 824)  
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serial #1458, 25-35 Win, 21” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 85% original blue, the loss is mainly fading and toning to pewter on the high edges and contact points. The bolt body and receiver races are still mostly bright, the right side race with remnants of its G&H jewelling. The classic-style English walnut stock rates about excellent with sparse dings and handling marks. It features a Whelen-style rounded left-side cheekpiece with shadowline, wrap-around checkering with mullered borders at both grip and forearm, horn forend tip, G&H sling swivel studs and an engraved checkered steel trapdoor buttplate for a 13 1/2” length of pull. The trigger is neatly checkered and the bolt handle has been gracefully low-swept and its knob neatly up-turned for quick grasping. The knob was neatly checkered and engraved, as was the grip cap and triggerguard bow, these in neat scroll and acanthus leaf by Jos. Fugger. The arm is sighted with a G&H banded sporting front sight with hood and brass bead sight as well as a Redfield rear receiver sight. Additionally, the left side of the receiver shows two neatly drilled and tapped holes which no doubt once supported a telescopic sight base, now with fillers; the safety is a low-scope Buehler offering, no doubt fitted when the scope mounting was done. The top of the barrel is “Griffin & Howe Inc. New York” engraved, as-is the caliber, there is no G&H number present. While unsubstantiated, Mr. Benenson’s notes reference an early 80’s conversation between its previous owner and Mr. John Realmuto of G&H, in which the latter fellow indicated it was Seymour Griffin’s deer rifle. Further diligent research may prove or disprove this statement, although the 1933 G&H “used gun catalog” lists the arm by serial number and states: “…gun left on our hands by customer and never fired.”; perhaps after remaining unsold, ole Seymour picked it up himself. Nonetheless, Griffins or not, this is a super G&H Krag sporting rifle conversion with lovely Fugger engraving that likely shoots as good as it looks. (37022-25){ANTIQUE}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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This item is part of Auction No. 105 - Session 1
 Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
 
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Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe
Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe
Lot number: 24
Seller: Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc.
Event: Auction No. 105 - Session 1
Ends: Saturday, March 28 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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