This web page features a rifle with an incised carving eagle on the cheekpiece, and compares it to a rifle with an relief carved eagle on the cheekpiece. Both rifles are attributed to the gunsmith Peter Dormayer. To visit the web page that features the rifle with the relief carved eagle, click here .
In the following photo the rifle with the relief carved eagle is on top, and the rifle with the incised carving eagle is on the bottom. Reportedly, both rifles are the same length. The barrel on the rifle with the incised carving eagle has Dormayer-style hooked barrel lugs that allow the barrel to be slid forward and removed after the tang screw is removed. The rifle with the incised carving eagle has a commercial lock.
The following photo compares the buttstocks of the two rifles. Although someone has placed an inlay over the incised carving eagle of the upper rifle, it is clear that the incised carving eagle resembles the relief carved eagle on the lower rifle. The eagles on these rifles also resemble the eagles on the Peter Dormayer rifle that has a silver-plated barrel and lock.
In the following picture, the incised carving floral pattern in the wrist area of the relief-carved rifle is easier to discern because the lighting is different, compared to the preceding picture. Using the following and the preceding photos, compare the vine carving aft of the cheekpiece on both rifles. You may also want to compare the carving to the incised carving on Jonathan Dormayer rifles.
This is an enlargement of the incised carving eagle.
The following photo provides a comparison between the Dormayer rifle with the silver-plated barrel (top), rifle with the relief-carved eagle (middle), and the rifle with the incised carving eagle (bottom) that is featured on this web page.
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