|Title:||Henri Pieper Single Shot rifle|
|Description:||flobert rifle - plain system, cal. is .22 BB cap. Single shot. Octagon barrel, front and rear sight intact. There are Belgium proof marks on the receiver, ELG *. Serial number 1055. H.(Henri) Pieper is stamped on top of receiver.|
|Condition:||Blueing(browning?) is pretty good. A few dings on the barrel. I believe stock is original. There is damage at the fore-end on the left side. Epoxy has been applied to stem further damage. Some screws in the action have been replaced. The extractor is missing. There is a repair to the sear on the hammer where it was worn. Hammer cocks fine|
|Origin:||Purchased it along 40 other firearms in an estate sale.|
|Appraised By:||Tim Alley|
|Appraiser Comments:||Henri Pieper Single Shot rifle. The rifle is a .22 BB cap rifle and has a 22 3/4" octagon barrel. The original finish appears to have been blued, but a little hard to tell from the pictures. This was a simple design single shot with exposed hammer.
The Pieper firearms were built in Belguim and were a well know builder of primarily shotguns. They were in business from the late 1850's - around 1905. There is not much information to be found on the Pieper rifles compared to the shotguns they produced. As far as value on this rifle in its current condition needing some minor repairs I would figure on around $ 150.00 would be a fair price for resale depending on the rifling and bore condition.
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