Holt’s Auctioneers is selling an exceptional 12-bore Gullert-engraved Boss-type single-trigger rounded bar self-opening sidelock ejector shotgun made by premium German gunmaker Hartmann & Weiss. Chris Beaumont explains why this shotgun commands such a high estimate: “If Hartmann & Weiss rifles are a relative rarity to appear on the market, their sporting guns are even more so – and this has to be the rarest of them all. It’s nothing short of a masterpiece.”
The shotgun features 29in. nitro chopperlump barrels with finely matted rib with fine acanthus scroll detailing at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'HARTMANN & WEISS. HAMBURG', 2 3/4in. choke, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, rounded bar action with Boss patent self-opening system, removable striker discs, manual safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, non-selective single trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, best fine floral bouquet and acanthus scroll engraving, the triggerguard signed 'F. GULLERT', retaining virtually full original colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/4in. highly-figured stock, weight 6lb. 10oz., in its lightweight leather case with accessories.
Estimate: £40,000-60,000 For sale in London on Thursday 10th December. Holt’s Auctioneers. Telephone: +44 (0) 1485 542822 Fax: +44 (0) 1485 544463 www.holtsauctioneers.com
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