Discussion in 'Hunting Europe' started by HWL, Apr 21, 2017.
Hunting the Gams....
Beautiful picture and excellent trophies.
@HWL what is the rifle pictured above and what caliber might it be!
This is a so called "Ischler Stutzen". Ischl is a small town in Austria, and may be, the first rifles of this type came from this town or area. But I do not really know.
"Stutzen" is a german word for a "short rifle". The rifles are single shot, break open, under lever, full stocked hammer-guns. .This particular gun is a 6,5x57R with octagonal barrel, and made around the turn of the last century. Now it is more than 100 years old, and I wished, I would be in this condition, when I am so old. Gams do not like it!!!
I like the rifle sir!
Love the picture, one of these is an excellent trophy, congratulations !
Very nice. Love the rifle. Got a hunt story to tell us? Thanks Bruce
Beautiful picture. I really must do this some day
Sorry, there is no "story".... Gams is not an unusual prey where I live and hunt. Sometimes, they are hard to come by, but I like the challenge, especially with an old rifle.
The rifle also has a peep sight, and it is a real thrill, to hunt like our grandfathers did.
I did not shot this one....
The hinged peep-sight...
Thanks for sharing the pics!
This whole hunt from the chamois to the rifle is pretty cool. Congratulations!
Most excellent Sir!
Really nice Ischler! Do you know who fabricated the rifle?
Sometimes Austrian rifles are marked with a circle and monograms underneath the barrel.
Roebuck from Lower Austria, hunted a few days ago ..
Very good trophy. Congrats.
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