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Lot 924: CARL GUSTAV, SWEDEN A 12.7 x 48R SINGLE-SHOT TROPHY RIFLE, MODEL M60/67 SWEDISH ROLLING-BLOCK'', serial no. 1161,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
CARL GUSTAV, SWEDEN
A 12.7 x 48R SINGLE-SHOT TROPHY RIFLE, MODEL M60/67 SWEDISH ROLLING-BLOCK'', serial no. 1161,
dated for 1867, with blued 37 1/4in. barrel, colour-hardened rolling-block action, walnut straight-hand butt-stock,the left hand side with two applied plaques, the first in Swedish hallmarked oval silver and marked ''RAGNAR GUSTAVSSON 1943, GUNNAR OLSSON 1944, TORE BERG 1945, ERIK LARSSON 1946, GUNNAR OLSSON 1947, GUNNAR OLSSEN 1948'', the second possibly of pewter and featuring a central raised naked olympiad-style figure pulling a bow above the dated ''1942'' surrounded by the legend ''STOCKHOLMS TIDNINGENS 20: DE RIKSSKYTTETAVLING'' three-quarter length fore-end and jag-ended under-barrel cleaning rod
Other Notes: Stockholms-Tidningen (translates as the Stockholm Times) was a Swedish language morning newspaper published in Stockholm, Sweden, between 1889 and 1984 with an interruption from 1966 to 1981. It was one of the major dailies in the country together with Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet in the 1960s. This rifle was part of a sponsored prize shot for annually. Other rifles of differing types are known with the same medallion plaque