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3217
$4,370.00

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE LONG EXTRACTOR MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY ANGELO BEE.

SN 8P44550. Cal. 7mm REM. 24″ Medium weight 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 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. Bear is signed “AB” (Angelo Bee) and initials “LL” (L. Lambert) are under mountain lion scene. Moose and elk scenes are unsigned. Nicely figured claro walnut oil finished (most known examples are gloss finished, and it appears this finish has been removed from this stock) 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. 12 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all its finishes on wood and metal, with some handling marks. Bright polish of bolt shows some darkening, especially on knob. Action is fitted with Redfield base. Pad does not fit well. There are some missing diamonds in checkering on left side of grip. Checkering and carving is somewhat darkened. Gold is somewhat flaked and worn. There are operating marks on bolt. There is some rusting on recoil bolt on left side, and a bit on ejector stud, otherwise there is no visible salt damage. Stock tests negative for salt. Stock has been glass bedded at front bolt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. 50876-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3217

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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