This is very rare special order "Super Grade" 458 Win Magnum "African Model" bolt action rifle as manufactured in 1961. The Super Grade model 70s were only produced through 1959/60 when production was stopped with the 458 Magnum African Model only produced between 1956 and 1963, all on a special order basis. In total only 1,226 African Model rifles were ever produced. Hooded ramp front sight and adjustable Winchester "African" express rear sight made only for the 458 Magnum caliber "African" rifles. The top of the receiver is factory drilled for sight/scope mounting. Polished bolt and follower (bolt hand numbered to match), standard markings including the Winchester oval proof on the left side of the barrel and receiver at the breech and "-SUPER GRADE-" on the floor plate. Mounted with a one-piece walnut Monte Carlo stock with multi-point checkering, ebony forend, metal grip cap, cheek piece, and Winchester red rubber recoil pad. Includes original box and hang tag listing the rifle as an "African" model.
Excellent, retaining 99% original blue finish with limited handling evidence. The wood is also excellent with on a few minor marks and sharp checkering. The box is very good with moderate storage wear. Mechanically excellent.
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