Harald Wolf Gunsmith

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  1. Foxi

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    ........and the .458 is bs in his mind
     
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  2. Hoss Delgado

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    He's not alone , Bro. I personally don't use one , but understand that with a 26 inch barrel and lightweight monometal solids , it gets the job done well.
     
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    He is not the only one , among others i also doubt the truth of some of his stories about elephant hunting. At times , somethings must have gone wrong. It's not the topic.
     
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    That they did :) He eventually abandoned the 7 × 57 mm Mauser in favor of the .318 Westley Richards by 1911 . He himself said that one in three Elephants hit with the Mauser got away
     

  5. Foxi

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    just heard from one of his business partners, that Harald Wolf is alive and kicking.

    @Hoss, seems to have made a mistake and I couldn't find anything on the website
     
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    Harald is in business ? :D
     

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    Whoever wrote this website sure scares me !
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    Hi. I have a 416 Rigby that was buildt for a Spanish client, commisioned by Tony Sanchez Arino. I had the privilage to hunt on various occasions with Tony. He was a house friend of my Spanish employer. The rifle was buildt for my employers farher in law, when he passed away the rifle went to my employer. In 1999 on a big game hunt in the Caprivi in Namibia the safety broke. The rifle was put in a safe and never looked at again. Eventually the owner asked Tony to take the bolt to Spain after a safari in Namibia atound 2010, to send it to Harald Wolf. From then to now the bolt got lost.
    The owner sold the farm in Namibia and now i have this rifle. In the photos of the rifle there is a bolt 20180830_141444.jpg in some of the fotos, we just tried a bolt to make sure of the size. As can be seen, the bolt is a std action and to small.
    Any one ideas on how to proceed.
    Thanx 20180830_141444.jpg
    Willa
     

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    The picture seems to show the front base for a telescopic sight?
     

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    Sorry. I struggle to load the pictures. Maybe will try them one at a time. 20181010_172925.jpg
     

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    Here goes more pictures 20181010_172933.jpg
     

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    Thanks so much. I ve tried here in Namibia and none of the arms dealers and gunsmiths can help me. Friends are trying their contacts in Europe. Will keep my eyes peeled.
    Hopefully 1 day.
     

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    Either hold it as a memento :(, or to get in contact:

    Harald Wolf
    Mastergunworks
    Kapellenstr. 4
    B - 4750 Nidrum/Belgium
    Tel: 0032.80 - 447642
    not sure the tel. number is actually.

    My best always
    Foxi
     
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  16. kurpfalzjäger

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    I have changed my posting because a detail bothers me , the thumb hole.

    As I have already written , I have tried to put the bolt body from a standard Mauser action in the receiver from a Mauser Magnum action and had the same situation as on the pictures.

    If it's a Mauser Magnum action , it's not a new action because it does not have a thumb hole. However , there was a pre-war Mauser production of single square actions so called magnum ( or not magnum ? ) systems with thumb holes. They made rifles caliber 416 Rigby with it. As I said , I would look in all cases for a Mauser Magnum bolt body.

    Good luck with the search of the matching piece.
     
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  17. adzhoo

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    I would try and contact Dorleac in Perpignan, France. They are really expert with old Mauser, Brevex etc... they use them to produce their own line of fine rifles.
    have a look at their website
    http://www.dorleac-dorleac.com/?lang=en
     

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    Hi Foxi. Thank you so much. Will contact him.
    Kurpfaljager. Thanx.for.the valuable input. Willa have a look.
    Thanx a mil a adzhoo
     

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