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    Unusual Breech Loading .58 Cal. CF by Obrea Bros of Eibar Spain C. 1870. First example we've noted. The breech mechanism is very similar to the US Allin system and is detachable from the barrel. 30" rifled barrel fitted with two bands and appears to be original length. Barrel smooth and dark retaining most of what appears to be the original blue finish. Some surface rust and minor pitting near the muzzle, nose cap also with light pitting. Fine bore, mechanically perfect, excellent marks including Obrea marks on the breech mechanism and the cypher of King Amadeo I of Spain on the breech door C. 1870. Iron butt plate with light pitting, the gun appears to be complete and original in every respect with the probable exception of the iron cleaning rod. The wood is excellent, with the exception of a 10" area on the front left side of the forestock where it clearly laid against something very hot and is now burned/ charred. Interesting gun, possibly a trial piece, and worthy of restoration.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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