Griffin & Howe 7mm Mauser ( 7x57 ), Fugger gold busts, Mauser 98, 7.2 pounds, superb condition, layaway

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Description: Griffin & Howe 7mm Mauser (7x57). Rifle number 2284 is special, a light sporter with spectacular gold relief engraving properly attributed to Joseph Fugger. The 21-inch barrel wears a banded front ramp and the commercial Mauser action has a jeweled bolt body, rail and follower. Additional features include a Lyman 48 receiver sight (aperture), checkered bolt knob and two-position side safety. The stock begins with an ebony forend tip and is dressed with wonderful wrap-around 26 lines-per-inch bordered checkering, cross bolt, steel grip cap, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, blank oval on the toe line and a checkered steel butt plate with widow's peak. ENGRAVING: While unsigned, the superb engraving is attributed to Joseph Fugger per the included Griffin & Howe history letter. Highlights include a gold elk bust on the floorplate and gold antelope bust on the guard, both in flawless relief. Each bust is surrounded by intricate, delicate scroll, the pattern also appearing on the front ramp, barrel shank, bolt handle and screws. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. The polished rust blue stands at approximately 97 percent, with only minor indications of being afield that include modest spots of tarnish and a bit of thinning on the bolt knob. The heavily-figured stock is also approximately 97 percent, with a modest scattering of minor field impressions. The bolt release button operates properly, although with resistance. HISTORY: Per the Griffin & Howe Historian, it appears the rifle was built in 1959 (based on numbering sequence). It was returned to the market in 1962 via Abercrombie & Fitch and then sold two additional times by the firm thereafter. The history letter also states "The engraving on the rifle strongly suggests that the engraver was Joseph Fugger who was a G&H engraver at that time. Although unsigned, there is one extremely small detail which is attributable to Mr. Fugger. This detail is the extension of the vertical stroke of the ampersand in the legend "Griffin & Howe" engraved on the barrel. This particular mark was described to this researcher by Joseph Bayer, a G&H engraver, now deceased, who trained under Joseph Fugger." Included with the rifle is the original two-page history letter plus three pages of notes signed by the Historian. Also present are 24 additional photocopy pages of supporting documents such as ledger sheets and sale catalogs where the rifle is listed. The price is firm and layaway is available. A complete photo package is available by request (please include your direct email address with this request as the GA system does not support attachment of large digital files).

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Griffin & Howe
Caliber: 7 x 57 mm Mauser
Location: MT

Trades Accepted: Yes.

Each item is listed at the lowest acceptable price and will remain firm. When specifically indicated in the listing description, layaway purchases are welcome - subject to an agreeable timeline. (Usual terms are 1/3 plus shipping down, with 1/3 at 30 days and balance at 60 days.) Other suggestions will be given every consideration. PayPal payments (for PayPal- eligible products) will be assessed a 3% convenience fee. Credit/debit card purchases will be assessed a 3.5% convenience fee. Wire transfers are accepted. Personal checks are accepted ( a 10-day bank hold is required). No sales tax is required. California purchases are welcome. Unless specifically approved, payments for international purchases must be remitted by wire transfer. Shipping amount quoted applies only to seller's choice of courier via ground service in the lower 48 states. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, as well as any expedited service or special handling, is available at actual cost. All transactions are conducted with absolute professionalism and courtesy. Customer satisfaction is foremost and always ensured.

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Item #: 981418651
Seller Since: Mar. 2000
Identity Verified ( Kalispell, MT )
This seller is an FFL
City: Kalispell
State: MT
(Price reflects 4% cash discount.)

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