First Look: Uberti USA 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle in .45-70 Government

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posted on January 25, 2021
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Introduced in 2020, as a tribute to the golden age of big-game hunting, the Uberti USA 1885 Courtenery Stalking rifle was originally only offered in .303 British. Now, however, it is being manufactured in the ever-popular .45-70 Government chambering.

The rifle's name is derived from that of famed hunter, explorer and conservationist F. Courteney Selous. Selous spent his life pursuing and collecting African game, becoming not only one of the most legendary hunters, but also a scout, explorer and guide who charted many trails on the continent.   

Just like its .303 British brother, the Courteney Stalking Rifle in .45-70 Government boasts traditional British lines along with a case-hardened receiver, trigger and an 1885 falling-block lever action. The AA-Satin Prince of Wales stock with a rubber butt-pad complements an African heartwood tipped forend to create a distinctive look hearkening to the time of Selous’ forays into the wild. The 24-inch blued barrel sports a barrel band, a hooded front sight and a quarter-rib base with a fully adjustable V rear sight. The base is machined to accept Weaver-style scope rings, and a sleek quarter-rib with no provision for scope mounting is also available as an accessory to those preferring to hunt with open sights only. Weighing in at a mere 7.1 pounds, the rifle features sling attachment points on the barrel band and buttstock to make for easy portability.

For more information on this classic hunter, perfect for straight-wall states, please visit uberti.comMSRP: $1,689

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