CZ USA Model 550 Safari Magnum .416 Rigby 25″ Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 2004
SOLD FOR: $1800
Make: CZ USA
Model: 550 Safari Magnum
Serial Number: J8154
Year of Manufacture: 2004 (04 Date Code)
Caliber: .416 Rigby
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle w/ Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the shank is marked “CAL.416 / RIGBY”. The left side of the chamber ring is marked “J8154 / 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 shank are marked with a Czech nitro proof and the “04” date code. The bolt is marked “154”.
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 pistol grip, fluted straight comb, cheek piece, sling stud front and back, and a soft Decelerator black rubber buttpad. The most notable imperfection is a small scuff to the left of the floorplate. There are some other less frequently scattered smaller marks on the wood. 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 scattered rub wear. The stock rates in about Fine-Plus 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 97% of its metal finish. There is a small scuff on the top of the barrel midway. The metal throughout has taken a faint plum hue. There are some light handling marks. The bolt was intentionally left bright. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus 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 97% original finish. Please see our photos and good luck!