Which rifle do we crown as the best looking ever?

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After a lunchtime G&T in tropical Africa I have built up the courage to admit here that I dont like Mauser lines. Ok, let me finish before you start tearing me limb from lmb. It isn't the stock, especially in the latter day Rigby's, that looks good. It is that little rectangular block on the opposite side to the bolt, it looks so - inorganic and 'regular'.
Compare a Mauser and a Kimber Caprivi, up, down, left, right, front, back - no contest, the Kimber wins all the way.
Ok, commence ripping.

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HI Kevin,

I don´t understand what do you mean, or where is, "...that little rectangular block on the opposite side to the bolt, it looks so - inorganic and 'regular."

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CF
The bolt release. I agree it is not exactly visually appealing. Even compared to the Mannlicher.
 

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I like a nice working rifle myself. Looks like Tanks and I shared the same photography studio. 500 MDM

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Here is my .500 MDM as well, Bastogne walnut stock. Africa weather did not impact it while I took elephants with it. Accurate Innovations does good stock work.

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A pica tinny rail on a nice rifle ??? Nope never for me!
 

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Just one hunters opinion I have never seen a gun that a scope made it look better aestetically. Functionality is a different set of criteria. I have a 101 year old Remington model 14 that is far from pretty but it just looks like a hunters rifle. But not a rifle for consideration on an African hunting forum. CZ makes one of the better African hunting rifle but again it is not in the running for best looking. Again in this hunters opinion only.
 

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I was thinking something similar to these from Wesley Richards for my 65th birthday coming up prior to Covid changing plans as my meeting with them at DSC this year got canceled. Still, one day...

.450-400 NE and .500 NE pictured below. Pretty and functional. Lefty to boot. :D
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