Al and Roger Biesen custom Mauser 98 .270 Winchester. Based on a pre-war (circa 1937) commercial Oberndorf Model 98 action and barreled with a 24-inch FN chrome vanadium light sporter barrel (Model 70-type Featherweight contour step at receiver, .580-inch muzzle diameter, attached sling swivel stud), serial 1822 features a jeweled bolt body/extractor/follower, custom bolt shround with two-position wing safety, checkered bolt release lever, checkered bolt knob (four bordered teardrops), custom steel bottom metal (contoured to the stock’s profile, inside-the-guard release button), tuned Timney trigger and Leupold mounts (one-inch low rings). Magazine capacity is six rounds (five plus one) and the extractor face is modified to “snap over” rounds dropped into the chamber. WOOD: Stocked from an outstanding AAA-grade English walnut blank, appointments include an ebony forend tip with point, wrapping 26 lines-per-inch checkering fields accented with signature Biesen fleurs, transitional shoulders on the action sides, bolt release pedestal, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, checkered steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel stud and a checkered steel trapdoor butt plate with widow’s peak. All screws are timed. ROUND COUNT: Under 200 rounds have passed through the bore. ACCURACY: An accomplished shooter, the consignor reports .75 MOA accuracy with both 130 and 150-grain Nosler Partition bullets. Moreover, the 130s group consistently centers less than one inch directly above that of the 150s. DIMENSIONS: Weight (inclusive of mounts) is 7.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.35 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Mechanics are solid. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent. Wood is at least 97 percent owing to a few minor rubs.