Griffin & Howe Custom Mauser .375 H&H #2223

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Griffin & Howe Custom Mauser .375 H&H #2223
Cased, custom bolt action sporting rifle chambered in .375 Holland & Holland Magnum, built utilizing a Mauser square bridge magnum action circa 1957. Configuration: Blued finish, 24 1/2" medium contour barrel with quarter rib fitted with a fixed sight marked for 50 yards & triple drop leaf express sights marked for 100, 200 & 300 yards, ramped & hooded blade front sight with brass bead, finely knurled trigger, three-position safety gold inlayed with "FIRE" & "SAFE", bright machine turned bolt with two panel teardrop knurling on the handle, internal box magazine with engine turned follower & hinged floorplate, single square bridge Mauser magnum length action with machine turning on the right side where the extractor slides across it, swivel studs and select walnut pistol grip shoulder stock with ebony forend tip, hand cut point checkering, steel grip cap, gold oval escutcheon engraved "W.L.L.", beaded right handed pancake cheekpiece, red rubber recoil pad & 14 1/4" LOP. The barrel is marked "No 2223 GRIFFIN & HOWE INC NEW YORK". The underside of the receiver shows a stamped Mauser banner logo with the serial number 111568. Includes a brown leather wrapped locking trunk case with "Churchill, Atkin, Grant & Lang, Ltd." label and partitioned interior lined in maroon felt. Case contains keys, a leather sling and Parker Hale branded brass jag, cleaning brush, patches and cleaning rod. The stock is contoured on the left side to match the lines of a magnum action with the thumb cut, though this action does not have the thumb cut. Rifle retains approximately 98% of it's original blued finish showing a small amount of thinning and a few light scratches. Action is very smooth, the bore is bright with good rifling & what appears to be light pitting near the muzzle, markings are crisp and the wood stock is very good with a .5" hairline crack at the top of the wrist, one small rectangular repair & one small square repair on the left side near the butt.
Condition is near NRA Excellent.
***C& R Firearm***
[From the Jim Wilkinson Rifle Ranch Collection]