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SN 54454L69. Cal. 375 H&H. 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side (SN is also on right receiver bridge). There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with short extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a moose is on left side of receiver ring, and a bugling elk is on right. Floorplate depicts a standing grizzly bear with mountain in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Moose and elk are signed by “Kowalski”. Bear is signed “Baerten”. Mountain lion is signed “J.B” (Baerten). Fine stump figured claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks. Checkering remains light in color with just a hint of darkening on carving. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger is lightly scratched. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Stock tests positive for salt with no external damage noted. Disassembled, bbl recoil lug shows light rust. Front trigger guard stud is somewhat pitted. 50610-2 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3213

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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