Johann Baptist Strixner, Vienna, circa 1830
Heavy octagonal barrel with 16 flats in the center section and a seven groove rifled bore in 13 mm caliber.
Dovetailed iron sights with a peep rear sight. Silver filled markings on the breech, "Strixner in Wien" and stamped initials, "FB".
Percussion lock with floral engraving and another signature.
A set trigger with a supplementary safety on the forearm.
Beautifully carved and checkered ergonomically shaped walnut half stock with a Tyrolean cheekpiece and richly engraved brass furniture.
There is a brass plate inlaid in the buttstock "fur den besten Schützen 1831" (For the Best Shot, 1831). Length: 115.5 cm.
Johann Baptist Strixner, known in Vienna 1825-37, became master in 1825.
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