SOLD FOR: $1055
This rifle is from the personal collection of James Darren, an American television and film actor, television director, and singer.
Serial Number: 848222
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Caliber: .375 H&H Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action
Markings: On the left side of the barrel is marked “–MADE IN U.S.A.–/–WINCHESTER PROF STEEL–” and “WINCHESTER® MODEL–70–375 H&H MAGNUM–”. The left of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER/–TRADE MARK–” and the right of the receiver is marked ”848222”. The top of the barrel and the top of the receiver are marked with the Winchester proof mark, though the one on the receiver is off-center.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade on a raised ramp protected by a hood. The rear sight located about midway on the barrel is a windage and elevation adjustable V.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a checkered one-piece wood with a capped semi-pistol grip, Monte Carlo comb with raised cheekpiece, and red rubber Winchester recoil pad. The recoil pad shows some minor use, specifically around the edge. There are no chips or cracks.There are two separate stud mounts affixed to the underside of the belly and the forearm. The LOP measures 13½” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent Overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion, and the rifling is sharp.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish exhibits little operational wear. The only slightly notable marks are to the top of the barrel from gun racks and storage. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: We don’t have to tell you how great the action is and the caliber, you already know that…. What sets this guin apart from anything else you will ever find on Gunbroker is that it is from the collection of James Darren, an American television and film actor, television director, and singer. Some of our older bidders might remember this heart throb from the surf film “Gidget”. Or some of our Nerdy bidders might know him more from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”. With a long history in film from the 60’s to today we are sure you will find his name somewhere in the credits of something you have seen. It is not common to find a safari rifle in this condition, just as it is hard to find someone in Hollywood who enjoys firearms.