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SOLD at 2013 Mar 11 @ 03:21UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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SN 184078. Cal. 250-3000. Exceptional Savage rifle with 22" tapered rnd bbl that has full raised matted rib with pedestal mounted gold bead Sheard front sight and an extremely unusual custom V-notch rear sight with slide elevator graduated to 1,000 yards. Rifle is mounted with exceptional marblecake French walnut with perch belly stock & schnable tip forearm that is elaborately relief carved with vines, leaves & clusters of grapes that has a fine stippled background. Stock has raised side panels with fleur-de-lis drop points and a scalloped edge pearl grip cap with gold screw. All screws are gold plated. Receiver has full coverage, extraordinary, intertwined, very fine foliate arabesque patterns over the entire surface except for the two game scene vignettes on sides. Left side has two highly detailed raised gold crouching tigers in a field scene with hills in background. Right side is inlaid with a very highly detailed gold bugling bull elk and a hind in a forest scene with very fine stippled background. Bottom of receiver is inlaid with intertwined, elaborate gold initials "JFD" (John F. Dodge) of the Dodge motor car company. SN is inlaid in gold. Bolt is engine turned (jeweled) on the right side and relief engraved with foliate arabesque patterns at rear edge of the top flat with balance of bolt relieved with fine stippling. Lever post, sides & face of lever, takedown ring & buttplate are engraved to match. Trigger has a very fine checkered face with stippled sides. Buttplate is checkered steel and gold plated. The receiver is mounted with a Marbles spring loaded tang sight. The engraving & carving on this rifle are of the very highest order done by a superior master engraver & wood carver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, probably unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue and bright case colors; outside face of lever is faded to silver; wood is sound with a couple of very minor handling & storage nicks and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-44809