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SN 83388. Cal. 470 Nitro Express. 28″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib holding one standing, three folding leaf express rear sight with platinum lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Matching front ramp holding ivory bead has knurled sight protector. Top of right bbl is engraved “MANTON & CO GUNMAKERS LONDON & CALCUTTA” and “470-3-1/4 – SOLID METAL CASE” and “75 GRS CORDITE 500 GRS BULLET”. Top of left bbl is engraved “By Appointment to H. E. The Viceroy”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for the same caliber and load as engraved on bbls. Robust, case hardened, boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), crossbolt third fastener, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with 70% coverage varying sized scroll and with “Manton & Co” on each side. Matching floorplate, top lever, and trigger guard are blued. “HVH8331″ is engraved on tang, which extends to case hardened and engraved steel grip cap. Lightly figured, dense European buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over leather faced Silver type pad, and features checkered side panels, point pattern checkering at slightly diamond grip, and a sling eye as well as a vacant silver oval, on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 3-13/16″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 12 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished, retaining nearly all fine factory type finishes on metal parts, engraving re-cut, with subsequent light silvering to thumb lever, and some high edge wear. What appear to be orig stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish over numerous light marks, with a few very light subsequent marks. Pad is relatively new. Checkering lightly freshened. Bores are good with strong rifling throughout, and are lightly pitted throughout, but should still shoot well. Action is tight. Right bbl is very slightly off face. Ejectors don’t work, possibly deactivated, as many African hunters prefer simple extractors. 50655-10 MGM145 (15,000-20,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 3181

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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