Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - By C. Hellis and Son

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - By C. Hellis and Son

Date

1960-70

Object Number

XII.11227

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Christie. Sale 6479, Fine Sporting Guns and Vintage Firearms, 18 July 2001.

Physical Description

Mauser action with two-stage receiver-ring, stock with pistolgrip, cheek-piece and recoil-pad, sling swivels, the barrel with ramp-mounted open-sights

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: Barrel length: 26 in (660 mm), Weight: 8 lb 7.5 oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 65864

Calibre

.375 in (Belted rimless magnum)

Inscriptions and Marks

nitro proofs

Associations

Places England

Notes

This rifle was the property of Colonel John Blashford-Snell, OBE, DSc. (Hon.), FRGS.(b.1936), the noted English explorer and the founder of Operation Drake in 1978 and later, Operation Raleigh in 1984.