TOO LATE. SOLD. ARCHIVE SECTION.
A TRULY CLASSIC RIFLE IN A TRULY CLASSIC CALIBRE. Stamped in 7.62, in today’s world this is, to all intent and purpose, a .308. As such offers the greatest variety of bullet weights available. Options range from a lightweight 70 grain head through to a 220 grain ‘thumper’. No other calibre offers such a wide choice of performance against such a wide range of targets. Loaded with a lighter weight head velocities excel. At the heavier end they are good for anything and everything walking and not considered ‘dangerous game’!
This is a ‘Take Down’ version. It easily strips down for transport. Remove the front pin from the forend then rotatE the action release catch to the front of the trigger guard. Do that and the barrelled action just lifts out.
I keep emphasising just how well these rifles are designed as well as the quality of manufacture. They belong to a time when these considerations were more important than ‘the bottom line’. In reality there IS still a place and market for quality like this. The will and commitment from a major manufacturer is, it would seem, not.
I actually own and shoot one of these rifles myself in .275. It is a DELIGHT. The whole rifle just oozes finesse, attention to detail and quality. This rifle comes supplied with a set of Quick Detachable, Windage Adjustable, Return to Zero Akah Pivot mounts. Currently fitted with a Pecar 4×81 scope and 4 way Duplex reticle. The rear ‘V’ iron sight has a fixed sight at 100 yards (?) with a second folding blade detailed for 300. The scope mounts allow for use of the open sights while in situ too. Very handy for the odd close up shot sometimes required when a scope is actually ‘too much’.
A ‘standard’ 23 ½” (60cm) barrel. Everything set to a nicely figured straight grained stock providing a long 14 ¾” pull. The shaped inlet steel butt plate also incorporates a hinged door for storage / field transport of 3 spare rounds. (It currently houses a small ring key spanner which goes with the scope mounts and allows for windage adjustment). The Pistol grip cap also releases to allow storage of replacement front beads etc.
Safety is, as usual on these rifles, on the back of the bolt by way of a rotating ‘flag’ lever. Also, commonly found on the take down versions, the tang incorporates a pop up peep sight. This is set into the wrist of the stock. A little more unusual is the fact that this has two settings to allow for different ranges!
I am SORELY tempted to tuck this away into my own cabinet!
A couple of very minor marks to the stock, easily lifted in reality. The other good thing about them is that the design is so clever. The stock has a raised cheek piece for a right handed shooter while plain / straight to the other side. This allows it to shoulder to the left and still allow perfect eye alignment to the scope or open sights.
I have yet to find a better thought out, designed or manufactured rifle. TRUE CLASSIC Rifles, fast becoming collectors and investors pieces. They offer the best of all worlds. They can still be used, perform well and retain value.