Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3666: Wells & Wells Mauser Action Sporting Rifle with Scope

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Excellent Wells & Wells Mauser Action Bolt Action Sporting Rifle with Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Excellent Wells & Wells Mauser Action Bolt Action Sporting Rifle with Scope

Manufacturer: Wells & Wells
Model: Bolt Action
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 250-3000 ACK.IMP
Barrel: 19 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 550
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 333
Class: Modern Long Gun

Custom built on a Mauser style action fitted with a claw style quick detach scope rings holding a Leupold VX3 1.5-5x20 mm scope. Fitted with a beaded blade front and four leaf (three folding one standing) rear sight on the octagon barrel with solid rib marked "250-SAVAGE IMP" on the upper left barrel flat. Mounted in a wonderfully figured, sculpted, checkered walnut pistol grip stock with shadow line cheekpiece, Schnabel forend tip, blued steel grip cap with compartment, and checkered blued steel Neidner buttplate. Wells & Wells was a custom rifle shop run by the husband and wife duo of Fred and Rachael Wells. During his time as a gunsmith, Fred would gain an honorary membership to the American Custom Gunmaker's Guild, build rifles for the Baron of Bavaria, and create a gunsmithing program at Yavapai Community College.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with a few minor marks on the stock, and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically excellent. Scope is excellent with clear optics and a crisp reticle.

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