Another alternative is our Rigby-style rifle. With this option we slenderize the stock in our usual manner but omit the Germanic receiver panels. The forearm receives the same faux ebony tip as our No.1 English Stalking Rifle. All in all the results are strikingly similar to the Rigby-Mauser pattern rifles of yesteryear, as seen below. Now you can enjoy the graceful styling, wonderful handling, and simple elegance of those early Rigby rifles at a cost far less than an original or building a custom rifle that looks the same.
Alternate stock styling with German keyed forearm, as seen above, is also available.
Recently we completed this Remington 700 in a Germanic round-bottom grip variant of our "Pre-War" pattern. The improvement in its handling characteristics was simply stunning. We can re-fashion the Remington stock with our popular Faux Rigby styling as well.
OTHER RIFLES? Some have asked if we can slenderize other bolt action rifles. The answer is Yes, we can and have crafted our "Pre-War" configurations, both Rigby-style and Germanic on CZs, Mark X Mausers and other quality bolt action rifles. However, due to the massiveness of the CZ 550 stock, we must charge more for the service. Also be sure to ask about our "African-izing" services for the CZ Safari rifles. They will complete your Trophy Rifle package.
This view clearly shows the quality of form and checkering that can be expected in our Trophy Rifles.
We've always admired the pre-war (World War 1) styling of Mauser, Adolf, and Wundhammer rifles and here honor their work with our own interpretation in the form of our "Pre-War 77". This is the same style that Col. Townsend Whelen considered to be the very best hunting rifle design. We've always admired, too, the Ruger M77 with its "Mauseresque" features. We feel that it's been underappreciated and overlooked by custom riflesmiths. We believe that it is worthy of our attention and the result is incredible!
The comb is lowered and receiver panels are formed, while the forearm is sculpted into a very pleasing Schnable tip. Fine checkering completes the look and the all-weather satin "Hunter" finish is restored. The cost for our basic stock service is $950.
As there are several sight options, the price does not include the receiver sights shown. Sights must be quoted separately.
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The CZ 550 Safari or American is a fine rifle and one for which we are getting more requests for our "Pre-War" treatment. However, as fine a rifle as it is, the stock is so oversized that it takes literally a few hours of extra work just to get it to workable dimensions. This is not work that we simply pop into a machine and it's done. Each CZ stock requires hand sculpting of the checkpiece and grip in the Old World manner with mallet, gouges, and chisels to obtain the refined form that ultimately becomes one of our Trophy Rifles. It costs a bit more, but it's worth it.