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GRIFFIN & HOWE MAUSER STOCKED BY THE NOTED AUTHOR

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GRIFFIN & HOWE MAUSER STOCKED BY THE NOTED AUTHOR
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AND STOCKMAKER MONTY KENNEDY. Cal. 300 Win. Mag. S# 88112. Bbl. 24" lightweight engraved "Griffin & Howe Inc. New York, N.Y." on top. Bbl. is fitted w/ G&H type banded on front ramp w/ knurled sight protector. Oberndorf commercial standard length action has had bridge modified & fitted w/ Buehler rings & bases. German proofs are on receiver ring & side wall is marked "WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER " OBERNDORF A/N". Engine turned bolt has had handle lowered & knob has checkered band & engraved starburst at bottom. A Buehler safety has been fitted to bolt shroud & a commercial trigger has been installed. Original bottom metal is marked "Made in Germany"on hinged floorplate retained by button in trigger guard bow. Stock appears to be of nicely figured American walnut & was probably made by Kennedy during the"50's, close to the time he worked for Pfeifer, as it exhibits typical California styling of that period w/ its high rollover comb & triangular forend. Stock measures 13 1/4" over thin black Old English pad & has swept shadow line right hand cheekpiece, ebony forend tip & ebony grip cap w/ gold diamond inlay. Checkering is of multi point pattern w/ ribbons separating other diamonds of checkering. (In Kennedy's book, THE CHECKERING AND CARVING OF GUN STOCKS, he named many of these patterns & this cataloger remembers this particular one, but not its name). An uncheckered diamond at bottom of forend surrounds inlet gold diamond engraved"MONTY KENNEDY STOCKMAKER" "SUN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA"which is above & below his central signature. CONDITION: very fine, as competently refinished retaining nearly all of satin rust reblue. Stock has dark hand rubbed oil finish over some light marks & a few subsequent scratches. Checkering competently recut. Bore is fine, shiny w/ some erosion at throat. (20-527/MGM38). CURIO. $4,000-6,000.