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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    A .250 SPORTING RIFLE BY SAVAGE ARMS CORP., RETAILED BY JOHN RIGBY & CO., NO. 4943

    Price Realised  

    A .250 SPORTING RIFLE BY SAVAGE ARMS CORP., RETAILED BY JOHN RIGBY & CO., NO. 4943
    Model 250-3000, modified Mauser pattern action with some scroll engraving on the receiver ring, receiver, bolt and magazine floorplate, blued overall, thumb safety with stalking latch, cocking piece with attached retractable peep sight, the barrel inscribed "shot and sighted by John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville St. London W.", block-mounted leaf sights and ramp-mounted bead foresight with detachable hood, also with a German "HAWEKA 4x" telescopic sight (no provision for fitment)
    Weight 6lb. 5½oz., 14in. stock, 22in. barrels, nitro proof
    In its original leather case


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was finished in 1923 for The Lady Ednam and has remained in her family ever since.

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