Roy Vail Custom Rifle - .270 WCF, SOLID RIB OCTAGON BARREL

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Description: Roy Vail Custom Rifle **REDUCED PRICE**


General Specs: Roy Vail, .270 WCF, 7lbs 9oz, Bolt Action Rifle

Serial Number: A1382

Roy Vail was a custom gunmaker that built rifles and shotguns that could vary from modest to extraordinary. He made guns for the famous and wealthy, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This rifle is one of his very best and among a small handful of guns built to this level of features and craftsmanship. With a 22" custom octagon barrel forged with integral full length solid rib and front sight ramp, built on a commercial Mauser action, chambered for the popular and accomplished .270 Winchester Center Fire cartridge that is famous for its accuracy and flat shooting characteristics. The engraving is deeply cut and heavily shaded with heavy raised gold inlays of desert sheep, antelope, elk, and lion. There is perfectly inlaid gold wire at the base of the barrel, around the floor plate, and the trigger guard. Gorgeous! There is extensive engraving extending 5" up the barrel, the bolt and its parts are uniquely engraved, as is the grip cap, which is also adorned with a gold lion's head complete with diamonds in his eyes! Roy Vail inlaid a gold bar with his name in the top rib as well. Search the internet and you will find that this is Roy Vail's signature rifle, with none more ornate or complete...his masterpiece. The stock is a beautiful piece of French walnut in Monte Carlo style with a full raised cheek piece ornately carved into the stock, rosewood forend cap, and perfect borderless checkering in 24 LPI, terminating in a checkered horn butt plate. The bore is perfect with crisp rifling, the trigger breaks clean at 3.5lbs with zero creep or travel. No cracks, splits, or deep dents, only a few light handling marks in the wood. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. The Williams peep was original equipment at the time of build. This is not just a "looker" either, but a dynamic short rifle that comes up like a fine side x side shotgun for easy sight acquisition. A fabulous custom rifle, so don't miss out. Thanks for looking!

From Blue Book of Gun Values:


Previous custom shotgun and rifle maker located in Warwick, NY circa 1950s - early 1970s. Roy Vail was a top quality custom gunmaker who manufactured approx. 150 custom shotguns and 200 custom rifles. Francotte actions were typically used on his SxSs, and he would add the wood, engraving inlays, and checkering. Each gun must be evaluated individually for its overall desirability factor, which includes configuration, condition, embellishments, and quality of wood and checkering.


Barrel Length: 22" octagon****** % Blue: 99%****** Ribs: solid full length top rib****** Sights: Williams peep, integral front****** Action****** Action: Mauser bolt****** Screws: excellent****** Engraving: exceptional deep w/5 gold inlays & wire****** Trigger Guard Color: engraved gold wire******


Type: monte carlo w/cheek piece; french walnut****** LOP: 13 1/2"****** Checkering Condition: perfect borderless****** Butt Treatment: horn butt plate******

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking! We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Roy Vail
UPC: A1382
Caliber: .270 (all)
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: No

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer****** Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.****** Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only****** Shipping & Insurance: Ground $65.00 We ship internationally!****** Item Condition: Used****** Requires FFL?: Yes******

Item #: 962047387
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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State: MI
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