About .410 caliber. 34" barrel length. SN: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with heavy octagon barrel, target sights, swivel sling mounts, and palm rest. Blued metal finish to barrel, brass accoutrements, and plain perch-belly walnut stock with black forend cap. Item has (IFI) engraved brass accoutrement to left side lockplate, "DESTRAZ A ESSERTES" marked to right side lockplate, and "ACIER FONDU" marked to top of barrel indicating the steel used for the barrel. Features a Swiss-style buttplate, serpentine trigger guard, and leather sling. Schuetzen rifles were single-shot competition guns used widely in Europe from about 1875-1945. Most are custom made by independent gunmakers of the period.
Very good. Bore is in good condition, some oxidation. Blued metal finish has worn away on most parts of barrel, patina to muzzle and underneart of barrel. Stock is still in very good condition, with only minor scratches and dings overall. Action to trigger may need work.
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