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Short Actions Interesting Customized L46

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stonecreek

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The custom stock is nicely figured and well executed, and the modest amount of engraving is also nice. But the most interesting thing is the custom bottom metal. This L46 appears to have had its bottom metal and detachable magazine discarded and an internal box magazine with engraved floorplate substituted in its place. The ad copy doesn't say anything about the magazine or its capacity. I would think that the single-stack feed rails of the L46 would have had to be modified for this to work.

Has anyone ever seen another L46 modified to use an internal box magazine?
 
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Or it might be a single shot? The only photos with the action open are badly out of focus and taken from the wrong angle to learn anything useful. The bottom metal appears to be in the style of the 1909 Argentine Mauser, which used to be popular for sporter conversion because of its convenient floorplate latch. Copies of the 1909 bottom metal were at one time manufactured for gunsmiths building custom Mausers. I have one such unit, but I've never seen one sized for a short action.

Somebody put a lot of work into that rifle. I've toyed with throwing in a bid, just because of the wood, but I'm leaning toward no.
 
Nice custom stocked rifle, with superb checkering and bottom metal treatment.......plus tasteful engraving. Not thrilled with the cheekpiece or muzzle area(fixable). But.....it is a heavy barrel.

At $1700.......a good buy for someone.

Lucky for me......and my pocketbook........it's not an L461. 😇😁
 
Nice custom stocked rifle, with superb checkering and bottom metal treatment.......plus tasteful engraving. Not thrilled with the cheekpiece or muzzle area(fixable). But.....it is a heavy barrel.

At $1700.......a good buy for someone.

Lucky for me......and my pocketbook........it's not an L461. 😇😁
Interesting. I would make the opposite choice - I prefer the L46 over the L461. Everybody is different.
 
Great wood. Engraving old school chisel and hammer. Watched an old engraver do some work like this at a gun show once. He had been a Fireman and took it up as a hobby. You only get one shot at it once the hammer comes down. A dying art for sure. Congrats to whomever got this gun.
 
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