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SN 55031. Cal. .458 Winchester Magnum. 23″ Sleeved chopper lump bbls are fitted with quarter rib, mounted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and matching front ramp base with silver bead with flip-up gold night bead. Bbl flats are stamped with 1973 London nitro proofs for .458 magnum. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with nitro proof and “SLEEVED”. Tops of bbls are engraved “Caliber 458″ Win. Magnum.” and “Regulated For 500 Grain Solid Bullet”. Extractors have been fitted with camming blades to engage rimless cartridge in Westley Richards style, which was deemed suitable for related rimless cartridges like the .425. Case hardened, robust, PHV-1 boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid on dovetailed rectangular piece), pivoting third fastener engaging square shouldered dolls head rib extension, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action has only line border engraving with a few flourishes of scroll either side of engraved screw heads. “Army & Navy C.S.L.” is engraved on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued. Trigger guard bow has scroll engraving. SN is on tang, which extends to large composition grip cap. Relatively plain, but dense, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over black leather covered pad. Slightly flat topped point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a wide sling loop is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Weight: 11 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers brown canvas covered case with leather trim, is lined in green cloth, with Army and Navy Gun Department gold embossed leather label in lid. Case contains straps, and a square tin oil bottle. Also included are two targets, marked “original target when new barrels were regulated”, one marked “two shot group, five yards”, with two shots almost touching near center of bull, and another marked “four shot group, fifty yards” with three holes, less than 1″ apart at center of bull, one hole slightly elongated. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished, retaining most finishes applied when bbls were sleeved, with some handling marks on metal and wood. Pad has numerous scuffs. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case canvas has some minor scuffs. Interior cloth is very fine with marks and rubs. Label has some rubs through and cracks. This well balanced rifle in a caliber easily found throughout the safari areas of Africa, would undoubtedly make a good working rifle. 51076-2 MGM275 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 3183

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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