*CUSTOM BY JOHN MADOLE CASED ENGRAVED RUGER NO. 1 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 131-2748. Modified to resemble an early Alexander Henry single shot rifle by John Madole, custom gunmaker of Jamestown, KY, this beautiful rifle has a 30-3/4” oct to rnd, medium to heavy weight bbl with pedestal mounted, windgage, globe front sight, no provision for a rear bbl sight & has a Rigby panel on top flat. Fitted with a mid-range vernier tang sight with 4-7/16” staff. Mounted with spectacular marble cake, French walnut by James Corpe in Alexander Henry style with fluted horn forend cap & straight comb stock with cheekpiece & metal grip cap with a smooth steel buttplate. Opening lever & trigger guard have been modified to resemble the Alexander Henry system with push button release & a small catch on bottom of trigger guard. It has a custom trigger. Receiver is engraved by Mr. Madole & signed on bottom edge “ENG. J. MADOLE 1993”. Engraving consists of extremely beautiful, well executed; foliate arabesque patterns, tastefully proportioned with a dainty scallop border. Tang sight base & around buttplate screws are engraved to match. It should be noted that the checkering & wood to metal fit are of extreme highest quality. Accompanied by a Huey blue ultra-suede lined, oak & leather trunk case, No. 578, French fitted for rifle & brass accessories including parts bottles, oil bottle, grease jar, patchbox & two ebony handled turn screws. Also included is a 2-pc brass & ebony cleaning rod with bits & a tube of leather creme from Huey. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its orig custom finish to both metal & wood. Small ding on forearm & a couple of small handling marks on buttstock with a slight scrape on side of breechblock. Does not appear to have been fired. Case is equally new. 4-58937 JR343 (8,000-12,000)
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