March 11th & 12th Auction
Auction: March 11th & 12th, 2013: 10am
Preview: March 8th-10th, 2013: 9am-5pm
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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE HARTMANN & WEISS TAKEDOWN MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND CASE. SN 2002. Cal. .250/ 3000. This exquisite little rifle, built on Hartmann & Weiss manufactured short "K" Mauser action with solid side wall, square bridge, and receiver ring is fitted with 24" round bbl with "Hartmann & Weiss. Hamburg" and "Cal. .250 Savage" inlaid in gold on top. One standing, two folding leaf express sight with gold lines is marked for 100, 150, and 200 yards, and is mounted in a sleeved-on island base with matted transitions and checkered top. Longitudinally dovetailed gold bead front with flip-up moon sight is mounted in sleeved-on long ramp base. Sling loop is mounted to sleeved-on band. There are two gold bands inlaid around muzzle, and one at breech. Case hardened action has hinged floorplate with button release in trigger guard bow. Rifle takes down by unscrewing the bbl, which is locked in place by unique push button in forend. Threads are square shouldered. Action tang extends over comb in Holland style. There is an extended lower tang which hooks into the rear of trigger guard assembly, and extends along grip, and terminates at a steel trap grip cap. Bolt has commercial Mauser pear-shaped knob with checkered end. Bolt shroud is custom shaped with right hand thumb safety. Cocking piece has Rigby inspired peep sight dovetailed through its end. Breech end of bbls, action, trigger guard assembly, and all other furniture are exquisitely engraved with meticulously executed medium shaded open work scroll. Outlines of all metal have gold inlaid borders with spiral terminations. The visual impact of the composition is very elegant. Contrasting and strikingly marbled, slightly figured European walnut stock measures 14" over checkered wood butt, with engraved and gold outline heel and toe plates matching the rest of the rifle. Stock features a sling eye, gold oval engraved "EKS" on toe line, H & H inspired shadow line right hand cheekpiece, 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders, reinforcing bolt. and horn forend tip. Scope is a Hensoldt Diasta - D 4 X 32 with duplex reticle with soldered on rings that mate to dovetails on bridge and receiver ring of action. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.7 oz. Textured dark brown leather case with brass corners and hardware is lined in dark green cloth with Hartmann & Weiss label, and is French fitted for two crystal oil bottles with silver plated tops, and pair of ebony handled turn screws. There is a leather wallet containing ebony handled cleaning rod, an empty wallet for cleaning brushes, and a leather carrying sling. CONDITION: Essentially as new. There are some extremely light handling marks on wood at left side of action. Bolt shows rub marks on body from being worked. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. Scope is excellent. Optics are clear. 4-47686 MGM106 (40,000-60,000)
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