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.
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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" and our Early Mauser Sporting Rifles. This is the same style that Col. Townsend Whelen considered to be the very best hunting rifle design.
The comb is lowered and receiver panels are formed, while the forearm is sculpted into a very pleasing Schnable tip of which there are options. Fine checkering completes the look and the all-weather satin "Hunter" finish is applied. The cost for our basic stock service is $1,295.
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 CZ 550s and 527s, BRNO, Mark X Mini Mausers, Model 70s, Parker Hale, Charles Daly, 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.
Recently we completed this Remington 700 in a Germanic round-bottom grip and classic Schnable forearm 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.
The CZ 550 Safari or American and it's cousin, the BRNO, is a fine rifle and one for which we receive many 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 cheekpiece 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.
Also available as an option is the Bavarian Cheek Piece, seen above in the final shaping phase. The Bavarian cheekpiece is usually found on very high-end rifles and requires considerably more work to execute it properly. We can expertly sculpt the Bavarian-style cheekpiece from the standard beavertail or Continental cheekpiece of the CZ, Interarms Mark X, Zastava, or other bolt action rifle with a heavy cheekpiece. And, YES, that is a left-handed stock and we do work on Left-Handed Rifles, too.
Some have asked for a rifle for a wife, daughter, granddaughter or girlfriend and we believe The Artemis Carbine fills the bill perfectly. It handles like a dream and is available in several familiar calibers and some wildcats including the new .220 Renner. Call us today for more information about this exciting new carbine!
We believe the Interarms Mark X Mauser is one of the finest of the post-war Mauser sporting rifles ever made. It was the genius and high expectations of Samuel Cummins, founder of Interarms, in dealing with Zastava (then of Yugoslavia), to reproduce the Mauser Model A to his high standards, that resulted in this world-class rifle known as the Mark X.
The Mark X combines all the best features of the commercial Mauser Model A along with some modifications to appeal to the shooters of the 1960s and decades to follow. It is the starting point for us to create a truly unique Mauser unlike any other.
Starting with your Mark X, we thin and lower the comb and sculpt an oval cheekpiece and receiver panels, round the grip cap, then finish with a Schnable forearm tip. The result is very similar to the distinctive Model B Mauser Sporting Rifle. Optionally, we can raise the floorplate and trigger guard by about ¼-inch to provide an incredible slenderness to the rifle that makes it handle like a fine double shotgun. It must be handled to experience and appreciate what we've accomplished in re-creating this fine Mauser rifle.
Additional services are available that complete that original Oberndorf look, such as re-contouring the barrel to accept our original style optional Tangent Sporting Sight and the graceful Mauser front sight. Yes, it costs more, but, Oh, What a Difference it makes if you're really an aficionado of the early Mauser sporting rifles. We can even re-contour the barrel to achieve the German-style part octagon to round configuration that so many Teutonophiles appreciate. Call and we'll discuss the details of your Early Mauser Sporting Rifle.
Now you can enjoy the look and wonderful handling qualities of those early Model B Mauser sporting rifles without the high cost of an original Oberndorf.
Several sight options can complete the transformation of your Mark X into an Early Model B Mauser Sporting Rifle.