April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/27/2021
A beautiful big game bolt action magazine rifle with combination octagonal and rounded 24" blued barrel. Barrel with matte spear point quarter rib, express sights 50 yards standing with gold triangle and a 300 yard folding sight also with gold triangle. Mid barrel band with stud for sling is engraved with gold wire and silver engraved leaf scroll. Front sight barrel band with gold wire inlay, silver engraved leaf, ramp, blade sight with matching engraved checkered hood. Right side of barrel near chamber opening in oval shaped steel colored signet is signed "JOHN BOLLIGER" "RIFLEMAKER". Left rear side of barrel in oval shaped steel colored signet reads " THREE SEVENTY FIVE" "HOLLAND&HOLLAND". Engraving around the Winchester Model 70 blued action and 3 position wing safe matching that of the barrel band with gold wire borders and silver leaf scroll. The jeweled slide has a bolt handle with 5 panels which are all checkered. The handsome reddish brown black walnut stock with fiddleback, strong straight lines, Fleur de Lis checkering has a right hand palm swell pistol grip, steel engraved and gold inlaid grip cap, stud for sling, brown Decelerator pad, ebony forend tip and a 14 inch length of pull. Just behind the Fleur de Lis checkered forend is the rifle's steel magazine floor plate which is inlaid / engraved with a standing gold male lion and a silver female lioness sitting at his feet in a field under a tree all surrounded by silver leaf inlay and gold wire border inlays. This piece of art in the form of a bolt rifle is supported with a Zeiss Diavari 1.5-6x42 scope with quick detachable mounts and rings that are engraved / inlaid matching the rest of the rifles inlay / engraving. The rifle is accompanied by the full length "Marvin Huey" leather French fitted case. The case is loaded with accessories such as a 3 piece cleaning rod, brass oil bottle, brush, custom knife (by FRIEDLY) and mount covers which are also inlaid with silver leaves and gold wire. CONDITION: Excellent, basically 99 percent throughout. Barrel and action with no visible handling marks. Bolt handle and slide operate smoothly. Scope with a few small scratches. Case very good with some handling / storage marks. Excellent Rifle. CP

Item Dimensions: 51 x 12 x 4
Barrel Length
.375 H&H
Drop at Comb
1 - 3/8"
Drop at Heel
1 - 3/4"
FFL Status
Length of Pull
John Bolliger
Best Rifle
Serial Number
9 Lbs. 4 oz. (w/out Scope) 10Lbs. 12 oz.(w/Scope)
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $27,600.00
Estimate: $12,500 - $25,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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