WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER - OBERNDORF A/N
Square bridge Magnum action, chambered now in .338 Win Mag
According to Rigby Rifles almost certainly for the East African Big Game market and chambered in .404 Jeffrey, they kindly checked the action serial number against the records they hold and were able to date it accurately to 1926.
I bought this in 1981 it had just been re-barrelled in .338 Winchester Magnum with a Douglas Match Grade Barrel by Vic Ilsley a well known gunsmith and Ex-RAF armourer in Liverpoool. I used this rifle on the ranges and for Red Deer Stalking, it has not seen very much use in the past 20 years as I have used more appropriate calibres for stalking and 338 is now banned from MOD ranges. I had the stock re-finished 18 months ago and a new recoil pad fitted, the wood has come up really well. I fitted a Jaeger trigger some 5 years ago but I still have the original Mauser trigger as well. This would make a superb 'Pig' Gun or Plains Game Rifle. Or it could be returned to its original calibre .404 Jeffrey and used once again for the Big Five, this was my intention once the 338 barrel was past its best. I only became aware of its real value some ten years ago when I completed my DSC Level 1 at Thirlmere and was engaged in conversation with a fellow student who was something of an authority on Mauser Rifles. Dies, bullets (hornady 200gr., 225gr, 250gr. Nosler 210gr, Barnes 210 gr.) and about 100 cases, 50 new unfired Nosler Custom included + qty of loaded ammo (50-100 rounds, 200, 210, 225, 250gr),
Sadly for sale now at £2500 Face to face or to RFD
thanks for looking FlyBoy270