DORLEAC & DORLEAC
Category : C
Caliber : 6,5x57 Mauser
You can follow the building of that particular rifle on: http://www.dorleac-dorleac.com/?projet=bergwald-stuzen-65×57&lang=en
Constructed on a commercial Original Mauser M action with double set trigger, made in Oberndorf circa 1928, it uses a 21″ Lothar Walther match grade barrel.
The .264″ 8½ twist barrel was chambered for the old time pirsch and mountain hunt classic 6,5×57 Mauser cartridge.
Even if that stutzen has been treated with some restraint, the engraving is very special, being of the Austrian German style found on the rifles manufactured at the beginning of the last century. There aren’t scrolls, only edelweiss, pine’s hooks and apple, and mountain flowers.
A very nice piece of well-seasoned and dense French walnut was used for the modernized classic stock. The 14½” LOP rear stock is finished with an engraved color hardened trapped butt plate and the long two parts forend ends with a sculpted ebony schnabel. It’s secured to the barrel through a floating front swivel ring.
The Kahles KX 3-9×42 R4A scope is mounted on handmade and engraved claw mounts.
After a complete overhaul, that rifle is in near condition and it’s offered to a price much lower than its original cost.
Without scope it weights 7lbs-10oz, 8lbs-13oz with the optic fitted.