Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2334: Browning Arms - Olympian Grade

Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Excellent Double Signed Factory Engraved Belgium Browning Olympian Grade Bolt Action Rifle in 338 Winchester Magnum Caliber

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $11,000 - $16,000

Excellent Double Signed Factory Engraved Belgium Browning Olympian Grade Bolt Action Rifle in 338 Winchester Magnum Caliber

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Olympian Grade
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 338 Win magnum
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/satin grey
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1108
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 170
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1968 in Belgium. Blue barrel manufactured without sights and French grey on most of the remaining parts. The follower and bolt assembly are polished. The extractor is jeweled, and the trigger is gold washed. The front receiver ring is engraved with a bugling elk on the right side and a moose on the left side, and the remainder of the action is relief floral vine leaf and punch dot engraved. The hinged floor plate is engraved with a standing bear in a mountain scene with floral leaf engraving below and on the attaching metal and is signed "AM" below the bear. The trigger guard is engraved with a mountain lion with a floral leaf pattern above and below and is signed "RD" below the lion. There is a two inch wedge of floral leaf engraving on the breech end of the barrel sides. The screwheads and stock bolts are also engraved with a leaf design. Mounted with an extra fancy select walnut pistol grip stock with a high gloss finish, fine line checkering and floral and punch dot hand carving on the forearm and grip area, contrasting forend and grip cap with a diamond shaped brass inset on the grip cap, raised comb, cheekpiece, vented Browning recoil pad and sling swivel studs.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus. The rifle retains 99% plus of the original blue finish and satin grey finish with a small scratch on the top of the front receiver ring and evidence that a scope was mounted on the rifle at one time. There is some minor corrosion on the bolt handle. The stock is also excellent with some very minor crazing and some light pressure dents and handling marks. The markings and engraving are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.



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