R G Owen Custom Springfield Sporter .30-06

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R G Owen Custom Springfield Sporter .30-06
SN: 800 Outstanding, engraved custom bolt action sporting rifle chambered in .30-06 Springfield, built utilizing a U.S. model 1903 rifle receiver circa 1920's-1930's. Masterfully English rose & scroll engraved with the work attributed to Rudolph Kornbrath. Configuration: finely engraved featuring a full bodied lion on the receiver ring & scroll engraving on most of the metal parts, blued finish with some case hardened small parts, 22" tapered barrel, barrel band with sling eye, ramped & hooded blade front sight with ivory bead, right side receiver mounted Lyman adjustable aperture sight, Lyman Alaskan 2.5x fixed power scope attached with Griffin & Howe single lever quick detach mount, finely knurled trigger, three-position safety, hand "jeweled" bolt with knurled swept back hand, internal box magazine with polished follower & hinged floorplate, Springfield 1903 receiver, and a richly figured European walnut pistol grip shoulder stock with horn forend tip, engraved diamond escutcheon inlayed in the forend surrounded by diamond ribboning in the multi-point checkering, signature arrowhead drop points, trapdoor grip cap, beaded right handed cheekpiece, swivel stud, blank shied escutcheon, knurled Niedner-style steel cartridge trap buttplate & 13 1/4" LOP. The barrel is engraved "U.S. SPRINGFIELD, CAL 30/06/ BY R. G. OWEN - SAUQUOIT, N.Y. No 800" with gold fill. Includes a brown leather wrapped locking luggage case with maroon felt lined compartmentalized interior containing a nickel plated oiler bottle, a braided leather sling, cleaning rod, brush and brass jag. The gun case is stamped "Abercrombie & Fitch Co./ NEW YORK./ MADE IN ENGLAND." Rifle retains approximately 85% of it's original blued finish showing edge wear and thinning with heavy finish loss on the bottom metal from carrying. Action is smooth, the bore is very good with minor pin prick pitting observed, optics are sharp with post reticle & intersecting crosshair, markings are crisp and the glossy wood stock is very good with a discrete repair to the left side of the wrist.
Condition is NRA Fine.
***C& R Firearm***
[From the Jim Wilkinson Rifle Ranch Collection]