GREIFELT SxS 45-70- 1923 SUHL MADE CLAMSHELL ACTION- CLAW MOUNTS- EJECT CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- BORES are EXC- 75-80% ORIG CASE COLORS
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
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#28742, Greifelt & Co. Suhl: A Greifelt SxS Original 45-70, Made in 1923, Clamshell Action (Muschel Verschluss) Action Body, Built and chambered to a 11.4 x 53 1/2mm cartridge which is the 45-70, It is with 25 1/2" Ejector Chopper Lump Krupp Steel barrels with a rib extension plus a crossbolt, Full length solid rib with 1 standing & 1 folding rear sights, Original claw mounts, New claw rings made by Dietrich Apel of NECG, Currently mounted with a 1" Weaver 2.5X, Nitro Proofed in Suhl with a 18 gram bullet (278 grains) in November of 1923, Scalloped action back, Double triggers with both a set trigger, Cocking indicators, Splinter forend with a Deeley & Edge release, Horn tip on the forend, Open round pistol grip stock at 14 5/16" over a horn butt, Horn diamonds back of the flats on the head of the stock, Sling eyes, 9 lbs. 9 oz. & 10 lbs. 5 oz. with the scope, 80% engraving coverage of period scroll, The barrel reblacked and now at 98%, Absolute original case colors at 75-80%, The wood finish appears original at 88%, The checkering is sharp & crisp and remains at 97%, The bores are excellent The bores are excellent with the left barrel having very slight surface blemishes for a about 3 inches, The right bore honestly looks brand new, The rifling is as sharp as the day it was cut, This Suhl Quality piece has 8 retainer screws locking 8 key screws, The breech face still has 90% case colors. This is flat out a nice rifle in a super fun cartridge and you can buy ammo at the Mart-Mart store. /////////////////////////////////// Guns with the “Clamshell Action” (Muschel Verschluss or Stabil Verschluss) could have been made by several makers. The possibility is Robert Schüler in Suhl, Gebrüder Merkel in Suhl, Oskar Merkel in Suhl and Bernhard Merkel in Suhl. /////////////////////////////////// Friedrich Wilhelm Greifelt had a gun shop in 1885. In 1889 Greifelt & Co. became a partnership between the gun maker Greifelt and the businessman Albert Emil Schlegelmilch. The company became one of the largest mid-sized companies in Suhl. They celebrated their 50th year anniversary in 1935, but in 1948 the company was taken over by the Communist DDR Government in the divided Germany. When Russian troops replaced the American troops in 1945 all manufacturing had come to an end and the future looked bleak. Only 38 employees of the Greifelt Company made kitchen utensils and other useful items and others cut firewood in the forests, but by the end of the year the company employed 94 men and in April of 1946 guns were made again in addition to measuring tools. From June 1946 to May 1947 the company was managed by Alfred Greifelt under control of the Russian occupation forces. Many changes in management followed until the company became a Volkseigner Betrieb, a company “owned by the people” under a Communist Government. That is exactly the same path one Mr. Obama wants to put this great nation on using Ineptocracy. INEPTOCRACY is a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.