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G. Titherington, Stockton, Cal. Custom Falling Block Target Rifle

This is a rare and remarkable .22 caliber rifle, with a barrel by G. Titherington, barrelmaker of Stockton, California, on a superb falling black action, with gold plated double set triggers, a superb customs stock, and fitted to take a telescopic sight or a tang peep sight. Mr. Titherington was known for his barrels, and fitted them to a variety of actions, mostly on single shot actions. This is a superb example of the gunmaker’s art, although it is unclear whether it was made this way by Titherington, or whether someone else may have assembled and decorated it. The stock is beautifully done with exceptional grain, and superb checkering at wrist and on the forend. The action is boldly case hardened, and there is elegant hand engraving outlining many of the parts, as well as on the screws. The stock has an under-arm rest attached to the base of the butt. There is also a cork ball on the forend, attached by a swivel mount. Dimensions: 46.5 inches long overall. The barrel is 29 inches long. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Ben Pate at American Arms in Woodland, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

Condition:

Excellent to mint as configured. 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. Please note we do not accept credit cards. 

 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$635
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%.