SOLD FOR: $2275
Make: CZ USA
Model: 550 Safari Magnum
Serial Number: F1990
Year of Manufacture: 2000 (00 Date Code)
Caliber: .416 Rigby
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle w/ Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The top of the shank is marked “CAL.416 / RIGBY”. The left side of the chamber ring is marked “F1990 / MADE IN / CZECH REPUBLIC”. The left side of the receiver is marked “CZ 550 SAFARI MAGNUM”, the CZ logo, and “CZ-USA, KANSAS CITY, KS”. The right side of the chamber ring and receiver are marked with a Czech nitro proof and the “00” date code. The bolt is marked “990”.
Barrel Length: 25”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade atop a checkered ramped riser that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is an express sight with a fixed front V-notch with a white line aim guide. There are two additional flip ip leaves that are marked 200 and 300 respectively. The top of the receiver is grooved for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered wood with a schnabel tipped forend, pistol grip, fluted crescent comb, cheek piece, crescent comb, sling stud front and back, and weave-textured Decelerator black rubber buttpad. There are some minor handling marks on the forend. There are light nicks on the leading edges of the cheek piece and on the belly ahead of the stud. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14” & 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad and wood, respectively. The recoil pad shows faint rub wear. The stock rates in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, just some faint fouling on the lands.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are no notable imperfections. The bolt was intentionally left bright. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light with a small amount of creep. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: CZ is known for its high-quality, reliable sporting and hunting rifle. This Model 550 Safari Magnum is a testament to that with a light trigger that breaks clean and crisp and a bright bore. This is a big game hunter, chambered for .416 Rigby. The .416 Rigby is a rifle cartridge designed in 1911 by London based gunmaker John Rigby & Company, for hunting dangerous game. It is the first cartridge to use a bullet of .416 inch diameter. This rifle is beautiful, in very clean condition, retaining about 99% original finish. Please see our photos and good luck!