Gibbs Farquarson Manley/Collings Custom .375 Flanged
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Category: Custom Rifles - Rifles - African Dangerous Game Safari Single Shot
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Seller: Dismal River Armory
Company: Dismal River Armory
Member Since: 11/10/13
First Name: Brent
Last Name: Steffen
Country: United States
Phone: (308) 627-7270
Number of Active Listings: 183
Total Number of Listings: 2029
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
No return on non-gun items
Payment Types Accepted: Cash, Check, Money Order, Cashiers Check
George Gibbs, Bristol, England Farquarson .375 H&H Flanged Magnum custom by the late Lowell Manley of Deckersville, Michigan and engraved by Ron Collings of Vista, California. The barrel is 26" with a ramp front sight with a pop-up night sight, island express rear sight with one standing and two folding leaves. Bore is excellent. The Farquarson action features complete coverage of Purdey style rose and scroll engraving to inlude the lever, trigger plate, breech and muzzle ends of barrel, island rear sight, barrel tie down, and sling swivels. Steel grip cap with full coverage engraving and steel buttplate with 75% coverage rose and scroll engraving. New case colors remain at 99%. Stocked in an outstanding piece of Turkish Walnut with strong color and contrast. Shadow line pancake cheekpiece and ebony forend tip. Point pattern checkering by Ted Nicklas is 24 LPI. 14 3/8" LOP Neutral cast. 7lb even
Mr. Manley was a well known stocker and collector active in the 70's and 80's. The owner of Manley Shooter Supply, he passed in 2003. Mr. Ron Collings, now retired, apprenticed with Webley & Scott before working as an independant engraver in the British trade. He has engraved for Purdey, Westley Richards, and Holland & Holland. He ultimately immigrated to Canada and 30 years ago to the United States. He has been a sidecar passenger in the Isle of Mann motorcycle race. He has engraved 4,000 guns over his illustrious career including the double rifles in Jurassic Park and the guns in Annie Colter starring Raque Welch. He is a delightful and fascinating gentleman. He told me that Mr. Manley commisioned this gun in the early 80's and that it features approximately 150 hours of engraving. It is a true art piece that remains as new from the makers. Both the engraving and stocking are absolutely top tier.
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