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Old October 19, 2018, 03:37 PM   #1
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Büchsflinte

I promised to post some pictures of this gun. The Brits would call it a cape gun, but they drive on the left and put the rifle barrel on the left (I'm told). The Germans do it "right" and call it a Büchsflinte. The rifle caliber is still uncertain (See "What is it?"). The inscription is an abbreviation for Königlisch Bayrische Hofgewehrfabrik, Royal Bavarian Gunworks, somewhat of a conceit by the maker, C. Stiegele Jun. München. Stiegele-Jagd is still in business in Munich, but C. Stiegele, Jr, the third generation of family owners, had to sell out in 1927 due to a "riotous lifestyle" according to their website. The shotgun barrel is 16 ga. IC. Still thinking about the rifle barrel.

There are a lot of drillings out there, and the hunters in my extended family in Bayern typically carry an over-under. Last I remember, 16 ga over 7x57R, but it's been a long time since I went out with them. I had not seen the side-by-side configuration. I do intend to shoot it, blackpowder only, as the estimated date of manufacture is 1892.
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Old October 19, 2018, 04:18 PM   #2
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Handsome piece.
What are the proof marks, they might could be decoded on the rifle caliber? Otherwise it is chamber cast and bore slug time.

ETA, oh, you have already done that and gotten some guesses, carry on.

The shot barrel is surely 65mm - 2 9/16".

I don't see a Damascus figure in the second picture, do you reckon the barrels are steel? A friend has a steel Webley Express older than that.

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Old October 21, 2018, 06:21 AM   #3
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I have the baby ,a 410-.22 side by side. The 410 on the left and the .22 on the right.
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Old October 22, 2018, 09:46 AM   #4
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That is a gorgeous gun. I would love to have a drilling some day.
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