7mm caliber, 3.625" barrel, S/N 1175. Either made for an exhibition or on special order, this example features factory floral engraving on frame, barrel, and topstrap with takedown ring featuring wriggle work. Backstrap of floral engraving with hammer showing fine line engraving. Cylinder with engraving throughout in panels. Elaborate gutta-percha grips with relief dragon on a punched ground. Hammer, trigger, cylinder, and takedown switch are gilded, frame and barrel are nickeled.
Barrel and frame both retain original nickel finish with barrel showing some significant loss and erosion, mostly on left topstrap. Cylinder retains its gilding within the cuts, remained drifting to silver. Backstrap retains nearly all its original bright nickel, hammer retains much original gilding, as does trigger and takedown switch. Grips rate excellent with few, if any losses. Action is crisp. Bore is good. Breech face shows little, if any evidence of firing with interior of cylinder retaining nearly all of its original gilding. Appears to be very little-used overall, but was the victim of less than ideal storage. A very rare and beautiful Mauser zig-zag.