The African Lion Rifle Collection

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The African Lion Rifle Collection
675,000.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2023 Feb 25 @ 21:08UTC-6 : CST/MDT
Country Pursuits has donated an unbelievable set of five rifles to be featured on the 2023 SCI Convention show floor in Nashville where John Bolliger Jr will display them to convention attendees before they are auctioned to the high bidder.

It took five years and hundreds of hours for master custom gunmaker John Bolliger Sr. to create The African Lion Rifle Collection, a five-rifle set that is not simply unique, but which can never be duplicated.

Only at a Safari Club International Convention could such masterpieces be made available to the highest bidder.

For the project, Bolliger acquired five consecutive stock blanks from a single 300-year-old Turkish walnut tree.

The highly figured walnut blanks were cut side-by-side and could be laid out so right side of one blank perfectly matched the left side of its neighboring blank.

Bolliger then approached Winchester and requested five Model 70 bolt actions for the project with custom, consecutive serial numbers.

Actions with such special serial numbers are extremely rare and is not Winchester's policy to do this.

But because of John's status as one of the world's premier custom rifle makers, they finally agreed and produced the actions for this unique series.

The barrels were crafted from special order Krieger 3-inch-diameter blanks with integral bases and are an art form in themselves.

Engraving was to be done by five top American master engravers who were selected by Bolliger himself.

Each was given parameters, including what should be on each of the five rifles to ensure a diverse, but consistent theme.

For more information, contact David Cruz by email david@cpoutfitters.com or by phone 718-490-2333.

Company's website: www.cpoutfitters.com

Company: Country Pursuits & Outfitters