Beautiful, high original condition Otto Geyger (Berlin) side-by-side double rifle in 9,3x74R. Has been to Africa several times where it has taken Buffalo, Eland and many plains game species. Only detractions are two small slivers (largest ~ matchstick sized) of wood chipped from splinter forend on last safari and not yet refreshed; forward sling swivel positioned forward on bbl by ~1 inch from original in the past and well done. Rifle is in overall outstanding condition.
The rifle was built in the golden-era of German gunmaking (1925)and showcases a level of artistry unmatched at anything close to this price made today: beautiful, heavy coverage fine rose and scroll engraving, sideclips, Greener top bolt fastener, set screws, cocking indicators, carved fences, frame bolsters, Krupp barrels, Purdey-style double underlugs, 3-round cartridge trap in butt, double set triggers, Greener side safety, Deeley forend release, buffalo horn triggerguard with matching inlay at drop points and forearm tip, sharp 30 lpi checkering, beaded cheekpiece for the right-handed shooter. Full Nitro & coveted Express Rifle proofs; regulated for the 18.5gr/286gr bullet. Metric equivalent to 24" bbls, excellent plus bores, excellent original case colors, unturned screws, perfect tight lock-up, 14.25" to well-preserved Silver's pad, 8 pounds unscoped, 8.75 pounds with scope. Has original claw mounts and period Kollmorgen 2.75X scope in original rings. Scope is in perfect working order and it is rare to find original ring/base combo. All regulation data included--Accuracy is excellent displaying 6 shot groups at 100 yards of 3 inches confirmed by targets.
This is a very strong, well-balanced DR suitable for anything in North America, Europe and all but the biggest African game. Please contact with further ?s and for pictures; reasonable offers considered. Ships insured to lower 48 with customary 72 hour, 'no screwdriver' inspection. Return insured at selling price paid by buyer if not satisfied. Listed elsewhere and subject to prior sale.