Heym (Martini) Express Rifle, Double square bridge Magnum, .416 Rigby, Mint
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Category: Heym Rifles - Rifles - African Dangerous Game Safari Magazine
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Member Since: 9/26/07
First Name: Roger
Country: United States
Seller: Private Seller
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SOLD ** Heym Martini Express Rifle (redesigned 2011 by Ralf Martini), .416 Rigby, Upgrades, Near New
Heym’s redesigned Martini Express Rifle is individually hand crafted around Heym’s proprietary double square bridge magnum action and Krupp steel 24” barrel – both of which are made in-house by Heym, located in Gleichamberg, Thuringia, Germany. Heym’s high grade rifles are still built by hand, and every part is made and finished in house. No two parts on two Heym rifles are interchangeable: Each is hand-fitted to painstaking tolerances.
This world-class action is a modern German Mauser 98 Magnum action with all the features of Safari styling, popular with Professional Hunters. The action is controlled-round-feeding with classic Mauser straight bolt handle (also Ralf Martini’s design) and uses a Winchester Model 70 three-position safety with one-piece hinged straddle floorplate with center-bow release. Other Safari features include a banded front sight ramp, banded front sling eye, island express rear sight with one folding and one fixed leaves.
Key to the re-design in 2011, Heym consulted Ralf Martini of Martini Gunmakers, Cranbrook, BC Canada, to use Martini’s renowned stock design for their (Heym’s) new express rifles. A member of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild, Ralf’s design is the quintessential classic style preferred by Professional Hunters: open grip, ebony forearm tip, tapered (English style) forearm, steel grip cap, superbly beaded cheekpiece, and natural rubber red recoil pad. Additionally, this specimen’s stock is oiled English walnut with excellent figure showing on both profiles. Stock accessories include rear sling eye, single recoil crossbolt, and steel pistol grip cap.
Marketed as German engineering, English styling.
Upgrades include next level wood figure, rear receiver bridge fitted for Talley Quick Detachable scope rings and case coloring of the central action parts including receiver, breech bolt sleeve, trigger guard, floorplate, pistol grip cap and even the auxiliary Talley QD rings. Comes with original Heym case and box.
LOP is 14 ½” over 5/8” solid red Old English recoil pad; Weight is 11 lbs. 8 oz. with scope. This rifle has great balance and comes to the shoulder with perfect sight alignment, a true rifle with readiness for dangerous game.
The scope is a high-end German-made Schmidt & Bender 1.25-4x20 with 30mm tube diameter; a sought-after African favorite.
Replacement cost of the rifle without upgrades is $10,500. Add-on’s include case coloring and bridges fitted to rings -- $2200, wood figure -- $750, and scope new -- $2,300, bringing the total package to $15,750.
Priced here for $ 11,250, you won't find one in as-new condition for less; Shipping $45 to any of the lower 48 states. Ask about a Lay-Away program with installments.
Seller is the author of The Rifleman’s Rifle (Winchester pre-64 Model 70s) and will furnish a Letter of Provenance that this gun is from his collection. Please check out author’s feedback on ebay under rcrwin70roger. 3-day non-firing inspection for full refund, shipping is $50 to buyer’s FFL, payment by MO, certified check , wire transfer or personal check with wait for validation. Questions, call Roger 678-971-4173 EST.