Rifle offered is a mint condition “as new” Dakota African with an “R” series serial number which is done in .416 Rigby from Dakota Arms in Sturgis, South Dakota. The Dakota is a handmade custom rifle using the Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 African as the template. This rifle was purchased new in the box directly from Dakota in 2005 and has had three cartridges fired through it-total. The original factory bluing isn’t even worn off the bolt body. It is in incredible pristine condition and is completely devoid of any abuse. The wood on this rifle is really something. The photos do not do it justice. It retains all of the original factory finish. Capacity of this bog bore thumper is four cartridges. The .416 is best suited for a 400 gr bullet.
The 26” barrel is equipped with a muzzle brake and is mirror bright. The quick detachable 1” scope rings are from the Dakota custom shop and are original equipment. There has never been a scope mounted on the rifle. The rifle comes with a three position safety which allows the bolt to be functioned and still be in a mechanical safe condition. The original factory papers are included. The original box is not available.
This rifle, if priced from Dakota using their current price sheet sells for $7995.00. It is a splendid piece for thick skinned slow moving African game or simply turning heads when on the range. Having said all that, this rifle is literally as written. I know the guy who purchased it originally and he never did anything much with it at all. Darn nice rifle.
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