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Offline Dennis Daigger

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2019, 05:52:39 AM »
Jim,
I don't know much about the gun other than the markings.  In gold on the rib is "Kreisser et Weigandt a Leipzig",  "Kreisser" on right lock and "Weigandt" on left lock.  It has very fine acanthus engraving on the locks, hammers, tang and breech plugs.  Very elaborate stock engraving and the full horn trigger guard is acanthus carved and checkered.

The gun was probably made somewhere around 1850 but if anyone has a better guess I'd love to know.  For that matter, if anyone knows anything more about these guns I'd like to know.  With two exceptions the gun is in extraordinary original condition, Damascus barrels with shiny unblemished bores.  I made the ramrod as the one it came with was a poorly executed dowel of some sort and the sling mounts had been removed.  The middle thimble needs to have a new sling loop mount made and attached and the rear sling button that I installed needs to be engraved.

The gun is a 16 gauge, weighs 6 lb 13 oz, has a LOP of 14 1/2" and fits me as well as my favorite Merkel.  This is a gun that you'd actually enjoy carrying up into the high country for chukar hunting in central Washington.

Probably more than you wanted to know but the Germans were building extraordinary guns in this time frame and they deserve more attention, maybe as good as anything produced then.
Dennis
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Offline G. Elsenbeck

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2019, 06:57:37 PM »
Marc, I like treatment to the flap and face of the bag.  Keep up the good work.Ps, PM sent.
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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2019, 09:26:14 PM »
Thanks Dennis, You have a great looking shotgun to go with a very nice bag! The shotgun looks very well made and the 14 1/2 " trigger pull makes it even better!
Jim

Offline Mick C

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 03:41:16 AM »
Amazing bag and some amazing photos as well.
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Offline Dennis Daigger

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2019, 06:29:46 AM »
Both of my French Brittanys died this year and this was an unaccompanied hunt today to the place of their last hunt in 2018 in the Talkeetna Mountains.

Thanks again Marc.  This is a really compact-easy-to-carry bag that is a great companion for the Weigandt.


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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2019, 01:35:45 PM »
Nice work.

Offline Marcruger

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Re: Bag #13 - Mid 1700's style
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2019, 04:03:06 PM »
Thank you for the super photo Dennis. It brightened my day. 🙂