HARVEY, BILL- 338 FULL CUSTOM- FN MAUSER- FORMER PURDEY CHARLES LEE ENGRAVED- NICE WOOD
Guns International #: 100401432 Seller's Inventory #: y430
Category: Custom Rifles - Rifles - American Bolt Action
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
Phone: (580) 237-7388
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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#FN278, A Bill Harvey FN Action Complete Custom 338 Winchester Magnum, 24" barrel, Island rear sights with 1 standing & 2 folding, Barrel band sling eye, Barrel band front ramp with a lock-on sight protector, The barrel is marked "By Bill Harvey", 2 position Model 70 style wing safety; Adjustable trigger, I believe a Timney, Blackburn straddle hinged floorplate with a center bow release, Talley QD lever release 1" rings, A very nice custom stock by Mr. Harvey, Very nice inletting, Very nice wood with nice color & contrast, Full wrap around point pattern checkering with carved borders, Ebony forend tip, Shadowline cheekpiece, 2 screw tiedown rear sling eye, 14 3/8" LOP over a leather pad with plugs for removal, 8 lbs. 11 oz.; Charles Lee engraved the piece, Charles was born in England and started work for James Purdey & Sons in March of 1980, He worked in the factory for five years before becoming a freelance engraver and continued to work for Purdey, Holland & Holland, Greener, Churchill, McKay Brown, Watson Bros., as well as individuals. He engraved the next fifteen years until his move to the U.S. and is working side by side with Dale Tate at Camanche Hills in California. Mr. Lee engraved the receiver, floorplate & trigger guard, grip cap, Talley rings, express sights, barrel band sling eye, front ramp and the sight hood. The bore is excellent plus and looks new, the overall condition on both metal and wood is 97% since built as a custom with typical handling marks, it is accurate. I can assure you this was not Bill Harvey's first attempt at custom stocking a bolt rifle. It has nice workmanship along with nice inletting and the checkering is very well cut. Bill Harvey practiced his trade in Colora, Maryland.