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3215
$6,325.00

*FINE BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE RIFLE ENGRAVED BY WATRIN, MARECHAL, AND RICHELLE.

SN 4P28106. (1964) Cal. 30-06. 22″ Lightweight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a bugling elk is on left side of receiver ring, and a running pronghorn is on right. Floorplate depicts a mule deer buck with large birch tree in background, and a portrait of a grizzly bear is on trigger guard bow. Pronghorn and elk scenes are signed “A. Watrin”, both signatures covered by wood. Mule deer is signed “A. Marechal”. Bear is signed “DR” (Denise Richelle). Lightly flame figured claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning composition buttplate. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt, 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: 7 lbs. 8 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, except for three very deep dents between sling stud and grip cap on right toe line. Checkering and carving are slightly darkened. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger shows some light scratches. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. 50610-3 (6,000-9,000) C&R – Lot 3215

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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