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BIESEN, AL & ROGER - 270 WIN. - A COMPLETE PRE-WAR MODEL 70 CLASSIC CUSTOM - TYPICAL BIESEN CLASSIC STOCK - BIESEN WRAP AROUND FLEUR-DE-LIS CHECKERING - Excellent Piece of Claro Walnut with a Lot of Fiddleback - Overall 98% - Very Nice Metal Work - Talley 1" Rings - Another Biesen Classic Custom

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Bolt Rifle 270 Win. $5,950.00

#17435, Al & Roger Biesen Gunmaker Spokane, Wn.: A Total Custom by Al & Roger Biesen in 270 Winchester on a Winchester Pre-War Model 70 Action, The action was made in 1938, 24" barrel (It Appears to be a Douglass Premium barrel), No open sights, Very nice profiled 2 piece scope bases set up to take the detachable Talley 1" rings, Straddle hinged floorplate with a center bow release, A 3-position Model 70 wing safety, Two panel teardrop bolt knob checkering, Model 70 trigger, Action rails inside and out are polished, Built-up & checkered bolt stop release, Jeweled bolt and follower, Profiled rear receiver tang as it is a pre-war Model 70, A classic Al & Roger Biesen Custom Classic style stock, Biesen classic full wrap around Fleur-De-Lis checkering with a fairly deep recess, Very slight monte carlo comb, Shadowline cheekpiece, Ebony forend tip, Sling eyes on the stock, Biesen 2 screw checkered steel grip cap, 13 11/16" LOP over a 1" pad, 8 lbs. 3 oz., An excellent piece of Claro Walnut with a lot of fiddleback and feather with nice contrast, The original Biesen blue remains at 99%, The original stock finish at 98%, The checkering is at 100%, The bore is brand new. It has a nickel silver escutcheon on the bottom of the forend with the initials "GEK". This piece is totally like the day it left the Biesen shop. We came up with another classic Al & Roger Biesen with their signature Fleur-De-Lis checkering. Mr. Al Biesen is the Norman Rockwell of custom bolt rifles in America and his merits are covered extensively in the pages of Jack O'Connor, plus it is a 270 Win., and the Gun Digest.

Mr. Al Biesen was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1918 and 30 years later moved to Spokane, Washington and set up shop in his basement on Sinto Street. He built a lot of rifles for Jack O'Connor and several rifles for Prince Abdorezza Pahlavi of Iran. Roger Biesen joined on with his Dad and continued the tradition of workmanship and the Biesen style with their noted Fleur-De-Lis checkering style. Al taught his son Roger the art of gun building, and his granddaughter Paula worked in the shop as well becoming an engraver. Biesen preferred the pre-64 Model 70 action and the Mauser 98 action, he always worked with fine walnut. He never made a synthetic stocked rifle in his life. Al Biesen passed away in Spokane in 2016 and the age of 98.

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