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BIESEN 416 RIGBY on a #300 BREVEX MAGNUM MAUSER ACTION - BIESEN COMPLETE CUSTOM - BIESEN WRAP AROUND POINT PATTERN CHECKERING - $8500 or $10400 with the SCHMIDT & BENDER - French Walnut Stock - 23 1/2" Barrel - Talley QD Lever Scope Rings - 13 1/2" LOP - Deep Floorplate - Overall 99% - Appears Unfired

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Bolt Rifle 416 Rigby $8,500.00

#232, Al Biesen Gunmaker Spokane, Wn.: An Al Biesen Total Custom 416 Rigby Rifle on a #300 Brevex Magnum Mauser Action, 23 1/2" barrel with an island rear sight base with a single folding blade, Sling eye on the barrel, Band front ramp with a plunger actuated locking hood, A large barrel lug on the bottom of the barrel 2 1/2" back of the forend tip, Mounted with Quick Detachable Lever Talley bases and 30mm rings, Schmidt & Bender 1.25 - 4 x 20 with a duplex reticle, Model 70 style 2 position wing safety, Deep belly magazine, Straddle hinged floorplate with center bow release, One panel teardrop bolt knob checkering, Jeweled bolt body & follower, A Ted Blackburn fully adjustable trigger with a fully checkered trigger bar and face, Action rails inside and out are polished, Checkered bolt stop release, An absolute typical Al Biesen Custom Classic style stock, A very nice piece of French Walnut wood with nice color, Full wrap around point pattern checkering on both grip and forend, Steel Trapdoor grip cap, Shadowline cheekpiece, Double screw tiedown rear sling eye, It is glass bedded at the recoil lug, 13 1/4" LOP over a 3/4" and will go 13 9/16" with a 1" pad installed, 9 lbs. 9 oz. and 10 lbs. 11 oz. with the Schmidt & Bender, The original Biesen blue remains at 99%, The original stock finish at 99%, The checkering is at 100%, The bore is excellent plus and looks like new. This piece totally appears unfired, and I can assure you it never went hunting or ever made it to Africa. If it did go hunting it stayed in the truck and if it made it to Africa, it never left camp. 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 and the Gun Digest. This piece is $8500 or $10400 with the Schmidt & Bender. We will sell with or without the scope.

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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