Left hand Empire Rifles Professional Grade .300 Winchester Magnum. Made in 2009, serial ES00278 has a 24-inch plain sporter barrel (.640-inch muzzle diameter) sans provisions for open sights. Features incluse a Mauser Model 98-type action (full-length claw extractor) with integral mounting system (steel 30mm medium rings are included), three-position wing safety, straight bolt handle with checkered knob and steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow release. Metal finish is matte and appears to Cerakote (or similar). Drawn from a AA-grade blank of English walnut with flaring figure, the stock is dressed with an ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering accented with fleurs, scalloped traditional (pancake) cheek rest with shadow line, ebony grip cap, inletted sling swivel studs and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent. Wood finish/condition is approximately 95 percent overall. The ebony forend tip has three trace hairline cracks (none gapped) and the walnut has a scattering of minor rubs and impressions. ACCURACY: Three factory test targets are included, each showing three or four shots at 100 yards. Measuring center-to-center and discounting the fouling/zeroing rounds, results are .760-inch (three rounds Federal Premium 180-grain TSX), .969-inch (four rounds Nosler 180-grain Accubond) and 1.060-inches (three rounds Federal Premium 180-grain Nosler Accubond). INCLUSIONS: Factory letter from 2009 to the original purchaser, period catalogs and literature, along with what is believed to be the original aluminum hard case in which the rifle was received. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,000 plus shipping.