A COMPREHENSIVE 'R8' STRAIGHT-PULL SPORTING RIFLE OUTFIT WITH INTERCHANGEABLE 9.3X62, .308 WIN. AND .223 REM. BARRELS,
22in. fluted 9.3x62 nitro barrel, serial no. R/112551 with block mounted open sights and ramp-mounted high contrast blade foresight,
23in. unsighted fluted .308 Win. nitro barrel, serial no. R/038291, threaded for a muzzle break with protector cap
23in. unsighted fluted .223 Rem. nitro barrel, serial no. R/00748, threaded for a muzzle break with protector cap;
two telescopic sights on Blaser quickly-detachable rail mounts, one Zeiss Diavari 6-24x56 T* FL Victory FL, serial number 3969328, one Zeiss Duralyt 3-12x50, serial number 03722976;
two bolt mechanisms, one marked ST with illumination control feature, one marked MI, manual cocking systems,
four trigger groups, two standard desmodromic trigger mechanisms in gunmetal grey and black and two AZTL match trigger mechanisms in black, all with protective covers; two stocks, the original with gunmetal grey action with yellow 'R8' marking, wooden pistolgrip stock and fore-end with Bavarian cheekpiece, 14 3/4in. pull including 5/8in. rubber recoil pad, the second a sculpted wood laminate enclosed match stock by GRS Rifle Stocks, beavertail fore-part, sculpted pistolgrip, adjustable comb and buttplate with pad;
all housed over two cases, one original Blaser universal case, the second an alloy flight case
Provenance: The vendor has kindly supplied us with the following background information:
"I wanted a rifle that I could use for sporting target shooting and also for hunting deer and boar. Having a modular rifle system with a mixture of interchangeable calibres for use either on the range or in the field has been a revelation in terms of both flexibility and ergonomic design. The Blaser R8 system I decided to buy provided me with this flexibility, three calibres (.223, .308 and 9.3x62mm) and two stocks (for either hunting or target) . The GRS stock with the Blaser Atzl adjustable trigger system incorporated is ideal for running target or Boar shooting in the field and the straight pull cycles faster than any bolt action rifle where repeat shots are needed. Alternatively, traditionalists will love the figured wood on the standard hunting stock. The match barrels in each calibre are also exceptionally accurate.
Speed, safety, accuracy and versatility. I have greatly enjoyed owning and using them."
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act