Another Kalezky sidelock drilling
..All photos courtesy Joh. Springer's Erben/auction-shop...
This time emerged in Springer/Vienna auction april 20 lot 159.
Their gunsmith kindly disassemblied it so I could take
photos on the internal mechanism.
It has sidelocks plus a trigger-plate based lock for
the rifle barrel ("Blitz-Schloss"),Kalezky serial nr. is
2469, shotgun-barrels are 16/65 above rifle-barrel
A rare case, as aristo-provenance is known this time.
Year of proof is 1912, the one from
the first post in this thread same year of proof and
Kalezky serial nr. is 2517.
The pair of sidelocks, no signature visible internally. http://www.jpgbox.com/page/51605
Internal mechanism http://www.jpgbox.com/page/51606http://www.jpgbox.com/page/51607
Backside of the action ("Baskül")http://www.jpgbox.com/page/51608
For comparison Kalezky-lock to Merkel-303 lockhttp://www.jpgbox.com/page/51609
Nicely engraved crosspin and lockplate-screw http://www.jpgbox.com/page/51610
Stock - cracked - with barrel-switch and partial view
of the crisp/perfect inlaying of the spring-areas within
For any stocking-interested guru:
Hans Jiricek, who few minutes ago told me that he
"plans to retire" at his 90th birthday, uses to fix/repair
a crack like above using "Kornell-Kirsche"-wood
(lat. cornus mas/vulgo-name "Dirndl") in a tongue-and-groove (in German:Nut-und-Feder) approach as usual in cabinet-making.
This is a wild-fruit tree, with its yellow flowers already beginning march the first spring-time messenger, normally a multiple-trunk shrub, very slowly growing,
with the highest strength-values of middle-European woods...