This beautiful and quite accurate .17 Javelina wildcat was built in the early 70's by Atkinson & Marquart in Arizona for a gunsmith in Hutchinson, MN. My research shows that the original owner was (now deceased) a friend of P.O. Ackley who helped him create the .17 Javelina cartridge. This is a .222 Remington case shortened by 1/4", shoulder changed to a 30 degree and necked down to .17". It will move a 20 grain Ballistic Tip or V-Max downrange at over 3800 fps muzzle. This rifle likes 18.6 grains of Benchmark or H322 powder. My ballistics table shows only a 5.6" drop at 300 yds. with a 200 yd zero. I typically set it up with a 225 zero and nearly ignore drop.
The gorgeous walnut thumbhole stock is probably a Fajen and as the photos show, is finished with a gloss varnish. The grip caps and forend cap are probably rosewood. The only marks are slight handling marks and a scuff on the pistol grip cap.
The 24" barrel measures 1.6" at the action & .76 at the muzzle. It is an A&M and chambered by them. The twist rate is a little slow, which is why I shoot 20 grain bullets rather than the more popular 25 grain.
The only reason that I am selling this rifle is that at 70 years of age, I have quit varmint hunting. Whoever buys this terrific rifle will not be disappointed.
I have RCBS loading dies, over 250 loaded rounds and more fired cases that will be included at the selling price. The shipping price reflects that I'll have to make two separate shipments, the rifle and the extras in separate boxes.
The scope shown on the rifle is NOT included in the price. Since I have friends who might want this beauty, this rifle is subject to prior sale. If you want it, you should not dally, as it will not last long.
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