This incredibly gorgeous rifle was built by French gunmaker Dorleac & Dorleac who celebrate their 25th anniversary in September.
The rifle is Dorleac’s Heeren Stutzen model. It uses the 19th century Nagel and Menz action that has been strengthened for modern cartridges. It is chambered in 6.5x57R, a cartridge that is comparable to the .260 Remington. The engraving and inlays by done by Michel Courant in an Art Deco style with gold in different colors. The wood is select English walnut.
The rifle will be sold in September.
[ Many thanks to Mehul for emailing me the information and photos. ]
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