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Francois Prelat Swiss Percussion Target Rifle

A beautiful percussion target rifle by Francois Prelat, a French gun maker operating in Vevey, Switzerland, about 1860. Along with being beautifully balanced, and finely made, the gun is also handsomely decorated, with a silver colored sideplate with two griffins, a superbly figured stock, highly sophisticated sights on both barrel and tang, double set triggers, a false muzzle, heavy octagonal .44 caliber barrel, and a fine steel scheutzen style buttplate. The steel is blued, and the action is tight, strong, and crisp. The barrel is engraved “Prelat a Vevey, Suisse.” Dimensions: The gun is 48 inches long overall, and the barrel is 31.5 inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.  

 

 

Condition:

Excellent overall condition. The blue on the barrel is slightly faded, and there is light staining along the barrel. The stock is in superb condition, as are the mounts. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions.  

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,936
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.