Due in store Feb 2022 but taking orders now
By the 1890’s, the West had been all but civilized, bringing to an end the days of lawlessness, exploration and Indian fighting. On the other side of the world, however, another era of exciting adventure had begun: big-game hunting and exploration. Not unlike the Easterners who had settled the West, many British hunters ventured into the unknown of Africa and Asia to become legendary names—and their hunting rifles the most sought-after by collectors worldwide.
The 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle carries the name of famed hunter, explorer and conservationist F. Courteney Selous. Selous spent his life pursuing and collecting African game, becoming not only one of the most legendary “Great White Hunters” but also a scout, explorer and guide who opened many trails of the uncharted continent.
The Courteney Stalking Rifle boasts classic British lines along with a case-hardened receiver, trigger and a rock-solid 1885 falling-block lever action. The AA-Satin Prince of Wales stock with a classic rubber butt-pad complements an African heartwood tipped forend to create a distinctive look that resonates from the time of Selous’ forays into the wild. The blued barrel sports a barrel band, a hooded front sight and a quarter-rib base with a fully adjustable V rear sight. The base is machined to accept Weaver-style scope rings, and a sleek quarter-rib with no provision for scope mounting is also available as an accessory to those preferring to hunt with open sights only. And weighing in at a mere 7.1 pounds, the rifle features sling attachment points on the barrel band and buttstock to make this rifle easy and comfortable to carry all day.
Overall Length: 37.5″
Finish: A-Grade Satin Walnut
Number of Grooves: 6
Twist: 1:10, RH
Weight: 7.1 lbs.
Stock: A-grade walnut
Grip: Checkered Pistol Grip stock and fore-end, Rubber buttpad
The Uberti Courteney is safe with any modern commercial .303 British ammunition – be it for hunting or target shooting.