Uberti USA Honors Heroic Age of Big-Game Hunting with 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle


ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 21, 2020) – Known for bringing the past back to life with exquisite replica firearms, Uberti USA delivers a new classic inspired by the rifles that British hunters and explorers carried to Africa in pursuit of game big and small. The 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle echoes the spirit of those pioneers with a distinctive rifle that looks as good as it shoots.
 
Chambered for the readily-available .303 British popular in the Empire around the turn of the 20th century, the single-shot Courteney Stalking Rifle carries the name 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 “Great White Hunters” but also a scout, explorer and guide who opened many trails of the uncharted continent.
 
The 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle boasts classic British lines along with a case-hardened receiver, trigger and a rock-solid 1885 falling-block lever action. The AA-Satin Prince of Wales stock with a classic rubber butt-pad complements an African hardwood tipped forend to create a distinctive look that resonates from the time of Selous’ forays into the wild. The blued barrel sports a barrel band, a hooded front sight and a quarter-rib base with an 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. And weighing in at a mere 7.1 pounds, the rifle features sling attachment points on the barrel band and buttstock to make this a rifle that is easy to carry all day.

Single-shot rifles offer a challenge to hunters to make their shot count, and the Uberti USA 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle’s 24-inch barrel and sturdy falling block create the perfect platform for hyper-accurate shooting. Perfect for whitetail woods and African plains alike, the Courteney is an affordable rifle that connects the past and the future and embraces the tradition and nostalgic experience of the hunters who stalked big game in the wilds of Africa.
 
Uberti USA 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle
Acton: Falling block.Caliber: .303 British. Barrel Length: 24 inches. Overall Length: 42 in. Overall Weight: 7.1 lbs. Stock: AA-Satin Walnut Prince of Wales. Finish: Case-hardened receiver/blue barrel. Warranty: 5 years. MSRP: $1,729.

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