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. .375 in (Belted rimless magnum)

Dimensions

BarrelLength27.05 inches
BarrelLength687 mm
OverallLength1203 mm
OverallWeight3.84 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 65864

Calibre

0.375 in

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.