|PRICE:||R 6,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Bolt-Action - Commercial Mauser 98|
|CONDITION||Good to Very Good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
Parker-Hale Ltd. was a British firearms, air rifle and firearms accessory manufacturer, located in the city of Birmingham, England, founded by Alfred Gray Parker and Arthur Hale in 1910.
In 1992 it was purchased by Navy Arms and spun off as Gibbs Rifle Company, Inc.
During its operational period is produced many sporting rifles and shotguns, as well as a comprehensive range of firearm accessories like rifle scopes, knives, gun care accessories and cleaning kits.
In the early 1910s they also developed the “Parkerifling” process which enabled service rifles to be converted to .22 Long Rifle for use as training rifles for the Ministry of Munitions.
They also produced various sniper rifles for the British military including the M82 and M85.
This particular rifle is a sporting/hunting, bolt-action rifle chambered in .270 Winchester Magnum.
It is made from a commercial Mauser 98 action, incorporating a trigger or slide safety mechanism, and non-removable, four round magazine.
It is set in a traditional wooden stock with checkering around the pistol grip.
It has a hooded front post and flip-up rear sight, and the receiver is tapped to fit scope mounts.
The .270 Winchester is a rifle cartridge developed by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1923.
The cartridge is a necked-down .30-03 Government, and is the same length as the .280 Remington, both of which are longer than the .30-06 Springfield.
It drives an 8.4 grams (130 gr) bullet at approximately 960 m/s (3,140 ft/s), later reduced to 930 m/s (3,060 ft/s).
The cartridge demonstrated high performance at the time of its introduction and was marketed as being suitable for big game shooting in the 270 to 460 metres (300 to 500 yd) range, when that was considered long range hunting.
With modern bullets and optics, it is easily a 1000 yard cartridge.
This gun is in good to very good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish is excellent, virtually perfect, with no visible marks or signs of wear, except for only one, small scratch on trigger guard.
The bolt is very clean. The trigger-pull is not very light, but it is crisp.
The polished, checkered wooden stock is in very good condition, with only a few light dents and dings in places, but no deep scratches, and the recoil pad is still very good.
It includes sling swivels on the barrel and butt-stock.
Note: The only issue with this rifle is that the slide-safety lever does not function properly (it does not move out of the ‘Fire’ position).
This firearm is suitable for medium and big game hunting.