Full custom Mauser in .280 Remington by a former ACGG member, the late Gary Stiles of Bethlehem, PA. This finely crafted firearm features a 23" Lilja sightless barrel with an as new bore. The Mauser 98 military action has been surface ground to remove all markings. The action features include custom square bridge style bases and Talley rings holding a Leupold VARI-X III 3.5x10 scope with duplex reticle. Additional custom features include a checkered bolt release, Kepplinger single set trigger, three position side swing safety, and Blackburn bottom metal with straddle floorplate and trigger bow release. The custom bolt handle has a knob that swivels with four raised checkered ebony inserts. This is machining at its finest. Stocked in an outstanding piece of English Walnut in the American Classic style with very darkly contrasting mineral streak lines. Shadow line cheekpiece, steel pistol grip cap, two screw inletted sling studs, point pattern checkering, and ebony forend tip. 13 3/8" LOP to a Silver's pad. Weighs in at 9lb 2oz as scoped.
This is an extremely nice piece in a great caliber with meticulous stock inletting and many quality custom features. It was a bespoke build with the original owners name in small script on the barrel. It appears to be new from the maker and almost certainly has never been hunted. Mr. Stiles was a very talented craftsman. I have owned several of his guns and all of the very highest quality. In the custom rifle world it just doesn't get any better than this.