Robert M. Sweda [RMS Customs], Prescott, AZ .416 Rigby built on a Granite Mountain Arms double square bridge magnum length Mauser action with a 25" barrel with an integral quarter rib and integral forward barrel recoil lug. Banded hooded ramp front sight and banded sling stud. The Granite Mountain action features a 30 mm Steiner 1.5x5 Hunting Z scope with duplex in lever release quick detach rings, three position side swing safety, Blackburn trigger, and drop box bottom metal with straddle floorplate with trigger bow release. Custom bolt with five panel bolt knob checkering and gold inlayed accent line. Bolt, extractor, and follower are finely jewelled. Action screws are engraved. Stocked in a very nice piece of English Walnut with darkly contrasting mineral streaks. Stock features include a shadow line pancake cheekpiece, two screw inletted rear sling stud, two screw Fisher steel grip cap, and ebony forend tip. Point pattern checkering wraps the forend and the pistol grip. LOP is 13 3/4" to a Silver's pad. Weighs in at 11lb 12oz as scoped.
Mr. Szweda has made fine customs since 1989 and is a true veteran. His inletting and checkering are second to none. He stocked guns for the late Fred Wells. He teaches checkering and stockmaking at the Yavapai College gunsmithing school. His work has been featured in Rifle Magazine, Guns & Ammo, and the Gun Digest. This piece remains new from the maker.