~ THIS RIFLE HAS BEEN SOLD ~
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Resting safely after 90+ years.
This is the outstanding Webley PHV-1 long bar screw grip action.
The rifle retains virtually all its original vivid color case hardening. The screws are unmolested and retain all their original fire blue. The barrels still wear their original black finish, never having been subjected to the indignity of refinishing.
CHARLES LANCASTER 11 PANTON ST. HAYMARKET, LONDON.
NON-FOULING SMOOTH OVAL BORE RIFLING.
This rifle is prominently displayed in a full-page photograph appearing in Don Masters' work, ATKIN, GRANT & LANG, Safari Press, 2005.
History tells us that Lord Charles Fitzmaurice (Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice), was the third child of Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, War Secretary during the Second Boer War.
Lord Charles Fitzmaurice was a confidant to King George V and accompanied the royal party to India in 1911. He was killed in action at the First Battle of Ypres on October 30, 1914. Perhaps that tragic death explains how this rifle has been handed down through the decades in its remarkable high condition.
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