Description

    Custom .375 Weatherby Magnum Weatherby Bolt Action Rifle with Telescopic Sight, owned by Warren Page.
    Serial no. NVSN. .375 Weatherby Magnum. 23-inch barrel with a ramped sleeve with a spear front sight. Elevated base with two unmarked folding leaves with silver lines. Blued early Remington Model 721 action. Engine turned bolt and magazine follower. Knurled bolt knob. Side safety. Single stage trigger with a light pull. Floorplate marked: WP 1. Elaborately carved Monte Carlo pistolgrip stock of slightly figured mesquite. Carving shows stylized intertwined banding in relief. Ebony mounted gold diamond on underside of stock engraved: Warren Page. Cheekpiece. Black composition fore-end cap and grip cap with white diamond. Weatherby recoil pad. Sling swivels. Pachmayr swing-off mount with a 2 1/2x Lyman All-Weather telescopic sight with fine crosshairs.
    A copy of Field & Stream September 1969 - Article on elephant hunting by Page.
    A copy of Field & Stream December 1970 - Article on lion hunting with McGreevy by Page.
    Condition: Very Good, showing considerable use. Barrel shows 30-40% bluing. Bright well-defined rifling with slight frosting on the lands. Action shows 80-90% bluing. Bolt shows extensive losses to engine turning. Floorplate and triggerguard showing 60-70% bluing. Stock shows numerous light nicks, impressions and scratches. Older one-inch group of concentrated scratches. One-inch crack at bolt channel. One half-inch crack at rear of action. Carving panels show some dirt. Pachmayr scope mount shows 90-95% bluing. Telescopic sight tube shows some spotting and minor losses. Clear optics. Magazines are in good condition and show some wear.
    The gun was described in Warren Page's book, One Man's Wilderness:
    "Unless my memory is slipping, the .375 Weatherby - which is merely an improved form of the Holland, about two hundred foot-seconds faster, not the hard-kicking .378 - has so far accounted for five elephants, some three dozen buffalo, many of them on what amounted to control work for Mount Kenya ranchers, two rhino, three or four lion, five leopard if we include a pair from India, two tiger, gaur, wild water buffalo, and so on. A good many of these creatures are in the dangerous category, but I have not yet been eaten or stamped flat, despite charges from several of them while toting the souped-up .375."
    From: One Man's Wilderness, by Warren Page
    Provenance
    Rifle is mentioned in the following periodicals:
    Field & Stream April 1969 - A full write up on the rifle by Page.
    Field & Stream September 1969 - Article on elephant hunting by Page.
    Field & Stream April 1970 - Gunstock article with rifle being pictured on page 177.
    Field & Stream December 1970 - Article on lion hunting with McGreevy by Page.
    Field & Stream January 1971 - Article of Zebra hunt with McGreevy.


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