Johann Springer .450 x 3 ¼ BPE – HAMMER STALKING RIFLE, 1892, GORGEOUS!

Johann Springer .450 x 3 ¼ BPE – HAMMER STALKING RIFLE, 1892, GORGEOUS!

Price: $9,500.00
Product Code:Johann Springer Hammer Rifle sn7138
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Rifle For Sale - Austrian Double Rifle

Johann Springer .450 x 3 ¼ BPE Rifle


General Specs: Johann Springer, Year 1892, .450x3 1/4BPE, 7lbs 10oz, SxS Rifle
Serial Number: 7138

Joh. Springer is one of the finest names in Continental sporting arms creating their masterpieces in Austria's famed gun center near Vienna since 1855.  Purveyors of fine firearms to the Emperor of Austria, the royal families of Monaco, Archduke Ferdinand, and many other elite sporting figures throughout Europe and Russia, the rifles and shotguns produced by Springer had no equals.  This fine double rifle, sn7138 built in about 1892, is in incredible condition, with fine bores, crisp rifling, and superbly regulated to fire the famed .450 x 3 1/4 Black Powder Express round into a fist size pattern at 100 yards.  This is a finely appointed rifle, with superb English scroll engraving, nicely figured French walnut stocks, perfect checkering and screws, perfect wood to metal fit, full steel tang meeting up with the decoratively engraved grip cap, engraved steel butt plate with cartridge storage, fold down leaf rear sight, German silver front sight, graceful long top strap, Jones underlever action that is tight as new, rebounding hammers, double set triggers that break like a glass rod, weighing just 7lbs. 10oz. and dynamically balanced to be steady in hand.  We will include a target shot with the custom loaded ammunition that fires a 300 grain bullet at about 1750fps into 4 inch groups at 100 yards.  What an awesome stalking rifle for deer, elk, hogs, or any large game you care to take.  A more graceful, delicate double rifle you will not find, and being antique we can ship it to the address of your choice.  We are including about 20 rounds of unfired ammunition and 20 once fired empty brass, along with the loading data for the ammo that regulates well with this rifle.  The Damascus barrels are in near perfect condition and ready for another 150 years of service.  The stock dimensions, shown below, are modern and very shootable.  This fine Joh. Springer double rifle handles like a fine upland double shotgun and is very steady in hand.  It is a rare opportunity to own a beautifully appointed rifle built by a premier maker in a very desirable caliber at a very affordable price.  Please don’t hesitate or your opportunity to own this fine rifle will be gone.  Thanks for looking!


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Barrel Length: 26"
Bores: excellent w/sharp rifling
Bore Diameter: 0.452
% Blue: damascus Bernard 85% 
Ribs: tight
Sights: rear 1 standing/1 folding


Action: Jones underlever, tight
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Screws: excellent, engraved
Engraving: finest english scroll
Trigger Type: double set triggers
Trigger Guard Color: silver/grey


Type: capped pistol grip with cheek piece; splinter forend; figured French
LOP: 13 3/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: same
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: superb
Butt Treatment: steel engraved, trap door


There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.


Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: NO, ANTIQUE!


If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at or You can also call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.