Lot 1244: TELL FALLING BLOCK PARLOR PISTOL.

Est: $450 - $600
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May 7, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, US
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Description: Cal. 22 LR. S# 253. Pre WWII German parlor pistol w/ 11 1/2" stepped rnd. & octagon bbl. Similar to Luna model but w/ rear backstrap falling block lever instead of w/in grip straps. Bottom of bbl. under finely checkered forend numbered 253. Top of bbl. on octagon flat has "A/H.". Crown B & U proofs on right side of breech block. Light border scroll engraving throughout pistol. Left side of frame marked "TELL/D.R.G.M.". Matching numbered bbl., breech block, cocking lever, trigger guard & trigger assembly frame. 1 Piece grip (man's size medium) w/ added palm rest. Finely checkered w/ palm swell, thumb rest for right hand use, extension allowing only finger tip to contact trigger plus checkered bright plated grip cap w/ European style rifle swivel; action & breech block polished in the white as is trigger guard base. Blued bbl., rear sight adapter, trigger guard, trigger cocking lever, trigger guard retaining screw & breech block lever. Cocking lever on trigger guard assembly & adj. trigger. Trigger guard assembly retained by thumb screw in front. Rudimentary double bored split block attached near muzzle housing Lyman 17 style globe sight encased in aluminum bushing. Top of receiver has dovetailed adapter base holding Micro rear sight. CONDITION: polished & blued over light to moderate pitting; trigger guard w/ browned tone. Cracked ear of thumb rest repaired along w/ additional wood. Additional wood added to right front of grip finger positioner. Enlarged & shaped palm rest added. Noticeable hand wear on checkering of grips w/ some slight diamond top damage on left. Refinished forend w/ 2" crack at top front of both sides. Very good chased checkering. Overall good plus appearance. Near excellent bore. 17-3251/NW. CURIO. $450-600.
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Shipping Terms: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense.
* Shipping cost: Whatever the cost is from the carrier. All ammunition firearms (including antiques) are shipped with adult signature required. Any item(s) shipped with a value of $1000.00 and up is shipped with signature required.
POLICIES:
* Shipping does not begin until the following Friday. This is a multiple day event that covers our preview, our auction and James D. Julia's Auction, because of this, shipping cannot start until both auctions are done.
* Multiple winning bids will be combined to save buyer money.
* We reserve the right to not ship an item if we feel an item is too fragile or bulky for us to handle.
* We are happy to assist you in your shipping needs but please understand that we will try to expedite your shipment when requested, but we make no guarantee that it can be completed in such a time frame as you may request or in the manner that you may request.
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