SOLD FOR: $2230
Make: High Tech Custom Rifles
Serial Number: GL0248
Year of Manufacture: 1990-2021
Caliber: 7x57mm Mauser
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number. The left side of the barrel is marked “HIGH TECH CUSTOM RIFLES” and on the chamber is marked “7×57”.
Barrel Length: 25”
Sights / Optics: There are no iron sights. The top of the receiver has integral male dovetails which are installed with a pair of Talley rings holding a Leupold 4-12 VARI-X IIc. The scope has some scattered light handling wear but there are no major defects. The scope has a fine duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece checkered wood with a steel capped pistol grip, ebony nosecap, inlet sling swivel mounts, straight comb, cheekpiece, and rubber buttpad. There are some scattered compressions and draglines, the most noticeable wear is on the right side at about the action. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the trigger to the horn buttplate. 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.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light little scuffs and spots of thinning on the bottom metal. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a faint hairline scratch on the right side of the chamber ring. The markings are clear. The screwheads 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: Included is the previously described scope.
Our Assessment: “In this fast-paced, assembly-line world we live in, it is nice to know there are still craftsmen out there who take pride (and joy) in their work. High Tech Customs is just that. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the foot of world-famous Pikes Peak, High Tech Customs was established in 1990 with these ideals in mind. Company founder and owner Rich Reiley is an expert craftsman who is also an experienced hunting guide in Colorado and Alaska. During these trips, Rich field tests his rifles, verifying that they meet his company’s meticulous standards of quality and reliability. High Tech Customs builds rifles to the highest standards in the industry, using only top-of-the-line components and building to the tightest tolerances to create a customized rifle from start to finish. Then Rich adds his own personal touch…one at a time. With an aerospace tool and die background, Rich has been working on rifles for over 28 years. He builds rifles to the customer specifications; specializing in tack-driving, sub MOA, sporter weight and varmint rifles. These rifles will withstand rigorous use and all weather conditions. At High Tech Customs, customer participation is very important in the building process. After the order form selections are made, Rich hand builds each rifle. Customers are contacted during the building process to ensure that the rifle meets their expectations. Rich is the only one who works on your custom rifle from ordering the parts for your dream gun to the final finishing and shooting. At High Tech Customs, the only time we send parts to other vendors is for coatings, stock painting, and engraving. Everything else is done right in the shop by Rich.” This rifle is a beautiful example of his craftsmanship and is a terrific looking gun in all aspects. This rifle will make an astounding shooter and will be an excellent addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!