Every trip I get to the NRA Show I like to peruse the selection in “Collector’s Row” where all the auction houses and gun clubs set up a shingle for the event. You really never know what you are going to find and, just like a sandcastle on the beach, it is gone with the next high tide.
This collection of sniper rifles and optics, running from an FN49 used by the army of Luxembourg (top) to a Longbranch No. 4 MKI T Sniper Enfield, L42A1 Enfield, a pair of Winchester P14s on the bottom is superb. And yes, that is an Aldis scope on the last P14.
This is Col. Rex Applegate’s K-22 Outdoorsman from 1946, the only factory 2-inch variant made in this configuration.
If this beautiful .270 Weatherby Magnum, complete with a vintage K2.5 Weaver with 6x Litschert attachment and Redfield mount look and custom inlays on a California mesquite stock look like they could grace a gun magazine cover, you are right– it was featured in American Rifleman’s December 1946 issue back when the Dope Bag was edited by Maj. Gen. Hatcher, and the Weatherby club had it on display
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