Interarms Mark X Express Rifle 458 Winchester Magnum Manchester Dangerous Game Rifle
Guns International #: 101533453 Seller's Inventory #: 20-6204
Category: Interarms Rifles - Rifles - African Dangerous Game Safari Magazine
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Seller: Shooter's Supply, LLC.
Member Since: 3/16/16
First Name: Larry
Last Name: Hopper
Country: United States
Phone: (423) 875-4868
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Total Number of Listings: 447
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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The Interarms Mark X is one of the most under appreciated Mauser 98-style rifles ever made. The Mark X was built originally built in Manchester, England with production later switching to Yugoslavia. This example is one of the Manchester rifles and is marked as such on the left side of the receiver, just in front of the bolt release. On the right hand side of the receiver, just ahead of the bolt handle, is the number “1275” which indicates the month and year of production, in this case, December of 1975. An Express Model, this rifle is chambered for the legendary 458 Winchester Magnum round. The 458 Win Mag was originally introduced back in 1956 in the famous Winchester Model 70, which is also a Mauser 98-based design. The 458 had a somewhat difficult start due to the performance of its powder which did always perform as intended, leaving the cartridges specs somewhat overstated. Winchester eventually worked out the kinks and the 458 became one of the most widely used dangerous came cartridges in the world, seeing use in both Africa and North America. Some ammunition experts consider the 458 to be overkill for North American game, but it can be argued that overkill is far better to have than not enough. The Express is drilled and tapped for mounting a scope but is not currently fitted with one. It comes with standard iron sights, which in this case is actually better than using a scope. The 458 was intended to be used at relatively short ranges in the same fashion as the old English double rifles (aka elephant guns), not as a long range sniper cartridge. It can still be fired to relatively long distances, hence the drill and tapped receiver. The rifle is in fairly good shape for its age and is retains virtually all of its bluing. There are some light scratches on the barrel in front of the receiver and some micro pitting in spots. The stock is a Monte Carlo type with checkering, black fore tip, white line spacers, pistol grip cap, ventilated recoil pad, sling swivel studs for a sling, and most importantly, a recoil lug. The recoil lug prevents the stock from cracking over time due to recoil and is a common sight on rifle stocks used for guns chambered in magnum rounds. The stock is in good shape with only minor handling marks.
Rifle Caliber: .458 Winchester Magnum
Model: Mark X
Serial Number: B75309
Barrel Length: 24.0 inches (610mm)
Barrel Type: Standard
Action: Bolt Action
Stock: Checkered wood with w/stock recoil lug, black tip, white line spacers, and vent recoil pad
Fore End: Checkered wood with black tip
Butt Pad: Ventilated rubber pad
LOP: 14.0 inches (356mm)
Sights: Iron sights, adj. rear, windage adj. blade front w/gold dot, sight radius 16-3/8” (415.925mm)
Manufacture Date: December 1975