"J.D. MORITZ MINIATURE UNDERLEVER HAMMER DRILLING. SN 2498. Cal. 9 mm shot X 9 mm shot/6.5 x 40R or perhaps 6.5x52R (ie. 25-35 Win). (This is an estimate of these calibers.) Tiny delicate drilling with 25-1/2 bbl cluster, tapered, flat-matted rib, dovetailed front sight and manual folding rear sight with dolls head rib extension, extractor & dbl underbites. Rib is engraved with J.D. MORITZ SOHN, LEIPZIG and it has a wide & narrow platinum band at breech ends. It has a delicate round action with deep scalloped firing pin wells and back action peninsula locks with delicate curved hammers. It has top lever for switching to rifle function. Right trigger is set for rifle use. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with tiny schnable tipped checkered forearm & round knob pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, 13-1/2 over a serrated horn buttplate. Stock & bbl have sling loops. Weight: 6 lbs, 1.6 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig blue. Receiver retains traces of case colors with balance having turned silver. Lockplates & hammers retain about 25% case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks, dings & scratches with a series of tiny bruises around toe and shows moderate wear with a hand worn patina on forearm and about 70% orig finish on buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright shotgun bores with scattered pitting; bright shiny rifle bore with a spot or two of pitting. 4-59708 JR305 (2,500-4,000)"
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