SOLD FOR: $3001
Make: Montana Rifle Co.
Model: SCR-SS, Seven Continents Rifle Stainless Steel
Serial Number: D13-0378
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Caliber: .416 Rigby
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.416 Rigby?, the left is marked “SCR-SS”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Model 1999 / MONTANA RIFLE COMPANY / Kalispell, Montana”. The bolt is matched and marked “0378”.
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “U” notch slider on an elevation ramp that is screwed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece base. There are integral male dovetails on the receiver.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece textured black composite with navy blue and white webbing, pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, pistol grip, sling studs, and a black rubber buttpad. There are light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad shows minor wear from handling. Overall, the stock is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few spots of light discoloration on the bolt knob. There are a few rubs and scuffs that have caused minor smooth spots. There are some light handling marks. There are standard operational marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the rear of the bolt. Pulled to the rear, the safety is ON, locking both the bolt and the trigger. If pulled back half-way, it blocks only the trigger. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Montana Rifle Company manufactured three different series of bolt action rifles, featuring its Model 1999 action, which is a hybrid between the Model 70 and the Mauser 98. This action utilized a clone Model 70 trigger and three-position safety, but also incorporated the Mauser 98 breeching system with the C-ring and large claw extractor, the action is noted for being top-notch quality and very strong. The company was formed in 1999 by gunsmith Keith Sipe who had a desire to produce high-quality controlled feed action rifles. This is the Seven Continents Rifle Stainless Steel, or SCR-SS, and has a free floated button rifled 24? barrel chambered for .416 Rigby, and a composite stock. The company is not making guns at the moment as they restructure and seek investors, so this might be your last chance to get one of these high-quality rifles in such good condition. Please see our photos and good luck!
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