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BIESEN, ROGER: 338 WIN. MAG. - BIESEN COMPLETE CUSTOM with a 1956 PRE-64 MOD. 70 ACTION - A TRUE BIESEN CLASSIC STOCK - BIESEN WRAP AROUND POINT PATTERN CHECKERING - Very Nice Wood - 23" Barrel - Talley 1 Piece Scope Base & Rings - 13 1/2" LOP - Straddle Floorplate - Overall 98% - Americana

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Bolt Rifle 338 Win. Mag. $5,400.00

#377201, Roger Biesen Gunmaker Spokane, Wn.: A Total Custom by Roger Biesen in 338 Winchester Magnum on a Winchester Pre-64 Model 70 Action, The action was made in 1956, 23" barrel without any open sights but with a sling eye, Talley 30mm rings with their integral scope bases, Blackburn style straddle hinged floorplate with a center bow release, A 3-position Model 70 wing safety, Two panel teardrop bolt knob checkering, Model 70 trigger, Action rails inside and out are polished, Built-up & checkered bolt stop release, Jeweled bolt and follower, Profiled rear receiver tang like a pre-war Model 70, A blind rear guard screw at the top receiver tang, A total Roger Biesen Custom Classic style stock, Biesen classic full wrap around point pattern checkering, Shadowline cheekpiece, Ebony forend tip, Rear sling eye with double screw tiedown, Barrel sling eye, Biesen 2 screw checkered steel grip cap, 13 1/2" LOP over a 7/8" pad, 7 lbs. 13 oz., A very nice piece of English Walnut with nice contrast, The original Biesen blue remains at 99%, The original stock finish at 97%, The checkering is at 100%, The bore is brand new. This piece is totally like the day it left the Biesen shop. Here is another classic Roger Biesen from the well-known shop of Al & Roger Biesen.

Mr. Roger Biesen was born in 1943 and was a machinist before joining his father Al Biesen in the 1970's full time. Roger manufactured the grip caps and butt plates that have been used on 100's upon 100's of custom rifles. Over the years Dad taught Roger all the ins and outs of building a Classic custom sporting rifle. Then in the early 1990's Rogers daughter, Paula Biesen-Malicki, joined the family business as an engraver and now is the last Biesen to keep the great legacy going as Roger passed away in October 2020. Al Biesen built a lot of rifles for Jack O'Connor and several rifles for Prince Abdorezza Pahlavi of Iran. Roger continued the tradition of workmanship and the Biesen style with their noted Fleur-De-Lis checkering style. The Biesen's preferred the pre-64 Model 70 action and the Mauser 98 action, they always worked with fine walnut. I don't believe they ever made a synthetic stocked rifle. Mr. Al Biesen passed away in Spokane in 2016 and the age of 98.

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