SOLD FOR: $2517.79
Make: Greifelt & Co, retailed by Von Lengerke & Detmold Inc.
Model: Boxlock Over/Under
Serial Number: 29829
Year of Manufacture: 1925
Caliber: 20 Gauge, 2 3/4” Chamber
Action Type: Over/Under Double Barrel Top Break Shotgun with Ejector
Barrel Length: 26”, Solid Rib
Choke: The lower barrel measures Cylinder Bore, Fixed. The top barrel measures Improved Cylinder, Fixed.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bead fixed to the rib above the muzzles. The top of the rib is textured to help reduce glare.
Weight: 5 lbs, 14.3 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are three-piece checkered wood featuring a two-piece forend with a schnabel tip, a semi-pistol grip, a straight comb, a wood extension and a black hard rubber buttplate. The wood shows light nicks, compressions, scuffs and minor handling and storage marks. Please note that it appears that the buttstock was cut and the original piece was put back on based on the fact that the grain lines up between the two pieces. The checkering is distinct with a few imperfections and spots of wear. The LOP measures 14 3/4” and 14” from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The drop at the comb is 1.63”. The drop at the heel is 2.63”. The cast is neutral. The stocks are in Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is a bit of persistent fouling but no erosion in either bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, these bores rate a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows scattered minor scuffs, spots of oxidation and light handling marks. The screw heads are well-defined. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup is tight with no play to the receiver. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Greifelt & Co. firm was first founded in 1885 in Suhl, Germany and survived through the end of WWII when the company closed its doors. They produced a full line of sporting guns from single shot and double rifles to bolt action and falling block rifles, double shotguns and drillings. Like many contemporary German makers, their guns were of uniform good quality and could be had very plain and unadorned or with extensive and beautiful engraving.
This example from 1925 shows beautiful scroll engraving and a smooth action; a perfect setup and caliber for smaller land game or birds. A perfect addition to any working roster or a rested collection of quality German hunting guns. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!