.470 Nitro Express- 1897 Webley Style falling block By Hein
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Category: American Custom Gunmakers Guild Rifles - Rifles - African Dangerous Game Safari Single Shot
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Company: Alaska Arms LLC
Member Since: 10/16/13
First Name: Morris
Last Name: MELANI
Country: United States
Phone: (907) 841-8924
Number of Active Listings: 4
Seller: FFL Dealer
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.470 Nitro Express
This is a modern manufactured falling block action made by Hein. It is based on a classic British action, the 1897 Webley falling block pattern. This is a superbly well made action with a crisp trigger, massive extractor and positive safety. The fit and finish is about the best I have seen. This was a perfect candidate for the .470 Nitro dangerous game rifle that I have wanted to build along classic British single shot lines.
I started with a full round 1.450” diameter Krieger barrel that was fit to the action, cut and crowned to 26”. The basic profile of the barrel is ovate with a .825” muzzle diameter and a generous rib that draws the eye to a front sight sitting nicely on a short base. For a rear sight I chose a simple single standing to be filed in after stocking. The sling swivel stud is integral and locate 12” forward of the receiver face keeping it clear of the hand under recoil. This spacing allows for a classic British forearm which will be attached with a wedge rather than a screw for a much more classic look and feel.
The plain safety button was replaced with one that had more classic British lines.
After all metalwork was completed all polishing was done with a .320 grit stone and a fine abrasive giving all metal a classic frosted finish.
I offer complete custom metal work fit and finished for the finest Gunmakers, ready for stocking and engraving.
I work closely with Matthew Roberts of MNR custom, He expedites work done by me and offers a 6-12 month delivery.
Model: 1897 Webley Style Falling Block
Serial Number: 002
Caliber Info: .470 Nitro Express
Condition: All new condition in the white
Metal Condition: Hand Polished to 320 grit finish
Barrels: Profiled Full Ovate
Barrel Type: Kreiger cut rifled blank
Action: falling block
Finish: Hand polish- 320 Grit
Sights: 1 standing Fixed rear