H. Pieper Combined Double Barrel Rifle Shotgun 12Ga / .44 W.C.F. “Cape Gun” No. 5328

H. Pieper Combined Double Barrel Rifle Shotgun 12Ga / .44 W.C.F. “Cape Gun” No. 5328

  • Make: H. Pieper – Liege, Belgian –
  • Model: No. 5328 –
  • Caliber/Cartridge: 12GA/.44 W.C.F. (.44-40 Win) –
  • Capacity: 2 –
  • Year: 1881-1893 –
  • Barrel Length: 29.75 in. –
  • Finish: Blued –
  • Action Type: Side by Side – Break-Action – Side Snap Lever –
  • History: Henri Pieper of Belgium Patented this combined shotgun rifle April 23, 1881 – These double guns were made popular in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th century, where they were sold in catalogs by stores like Sears – These combo double guns were often ornate in handcrafted detail and commanded a premium with prices near $23 at the time –
  • Details: Chambered for 12-Gauge and .44-40 Winchester Black Powder cartridges of the time; Dovetailed brass blade front sight, missing rear sight; the two-piece wood stocks feature hand-checked engraving on the forend and the wrist; Exposed hammers, Side snap lever; the metalwork retains only small remnants of engraving; the water table shows several different Belgian proofs including “E/L/G/*” inside an oval, this rifle pre-dates 1893 when a Crown was added to this proof, making this gun date between 1881 and 1893 –
  • Condition: Good; Considering the age — The metalwork retains above 60% bluing, exhibiting typical pitting and surface oxidation freckling and a dark brown patina, notably, some of the working parts, surfaces, and screws exhibit moderate to heavy wear, scratches, and repair marks, the metal buttplate shows a rust-brown patina; the woodwork exhibits a patina with typical impression lines, dings, bumps, and bruising, notably, the forend nose is chipped along with a small chip near the upper tang; the smooth bore exhibits fouling and streaking near the throat and scattered corrosion and a minor ding near the muzzle, the rifled bore retains strong rifling with darkness following the grooves and minor scattered corrosion; the mechanics appear to function as designed –


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