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3229
$8,625.00

*FINE CUSTOM MODEL 70 DANGEROUS GAME BOLT RIFLE BY DARWIN HENSLEY WITH SCOPE.

SN 80097. Cal. 375 H&H. This nicely appointed rifle exudes the fine craftsmanship one would expect from this esteemed craftsman, with 24″ medium weight bbl, fitted with finely sculpted quarter rib integral with front scope base, which extends on to and screws into receiver ring. Rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with gold lines. Front ramp with detent held sight protector is fitted with silver bead. Ramp and sling eye are banded on. Top of bbl is engraved in English script “Darwin Hensley No 134”. Caliber is at left rear. Transitional Model 70 action has had bolt handle replaced in classic turned down Mauser pear-knob style. Bolt shroud is case hardened. Safety lever and bolt release button have been built up and nicely shaped. Well machined magnum bottom metal has drop box and hinged floorplate with release in trigger guard bow. Classically styled, steel capped pistol grip stock appears to be of lightly figured and dark streaked mesquite. Stock features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, ebony forend tip, and exceptionally well cut point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend. Rifle is fitted with “London Guns” red Silver type pad. Leupold Vari X III 1.5 X 5 scope with duplex reticle is in Talley type rings. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/8″ off. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, retaining nearly all of its fine custom finishes on wood and metal, with only a few handling marks and scratches. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent, optics clear. 50594-65 MGM252 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3229

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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