Griffin & Howe custom Winchester Low Wall .22 Hornet. Made in 1961 and stocked by Joe Sovenyhazi per Griffin and Howe, rifle number 2408 is a lively little single shot with fine appointments. Features include a 24-inch light sporter barrel with hooded ramp front sight topped with a brass-beaded blade, custom aluminum scope mounting blocks (perfectly fitted to the included Leupold Detacho double lever rings), folding aperture tang sight and an extended lever with knurled cocking ball. Stocked from an elegant walnut blank set, the petite forearm ends in a pointed Schnabel and wears 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with a partial double border. The butt is dressed with a slight Monte Carlo comb, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap and a checkered steel plate with widow’s peak. OPTIC: A Leupold Vari-X II 3-9x scope with gloss finish and a Duplex reticle is ready for the varmint fields. DIMENSIONS: Weight (sans scope) is 6.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb in every respect. Mechanics operate properly. Metal finish is at least 95 percent with minor evidence of handling and some thinning over the lever. The action has been polished (at customization) with only a slight surface roughness occasionally visible. The block (also polished) shows minor uniform roughness under the finish on either side. Barrel markings (maker and caliber) are tack sharp. Wood is approximately 95 percent, with a scattering of light impressions, an occasional scratch and small areas of thinned finish. There is a tiny hint of a repaired chip at the upper right rear corner of the forend. CASE: Huey case number 1230 is the ultimate accessory, cradling the rifle to perfection with leather and oak-trimmed felt. Three covered compartments are integrated, one holding an inletted ebony-handled cleaning rod base. A brass oil bottle and Boyt 1-inch leather sling are also present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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