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DORLEAC
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Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter
      #236761 - 16/10/13 06:52 PM

Made for an American sportsman loving classic rifles and calibers, a newly made .318 Westley-Richards built on a pre-war commercial 98' Mauser action with 25" barrel and stocked with a French walnut blank from Tessier.
The customer selected an European Zeiss 2,5-10x42 best quality scope that we have mounted on our own special claw mounts.
We will pay close attention to your comments.

DORLEAC
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The completed rifle




























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Edited by CptCurl (30/12/13 04:24 AM)


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CHAPUISARMES
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: DORLEAC]
      #236762 - 16/10/13 06:59 PM

That is absolutely beautiful, a credit to your talents and a "Classic" in all forms,

Cheers,

Jeff Gray

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Igorrock
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: CHAPUISARMES]
      #236763 - 16/10/13 07:08 PM

Very nice rifle. I will allways need quite long scope....

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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Igorrock]
      #236764 - 16/10/13 07:40 PM

I have the same scope on my 250-3000. Superb choice.

Your rendition of a .318WR is a fantastic rifle, as always.


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Rigby350
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: tophet1]
      #236767 - 16/10/13 08:20 PM

Joel,

That is a remarkable rifle in every respect, an absolute credit to the D&D team.


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MarkR
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Rigby350]
      #236769 - 16/10/13 09:23 PM

I like it...... I like it a lot

Cheers,
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dons
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: DORLEAC]
      #236774 - 16/10/13 10:09 PM

Magnificant....

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Huvius
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: dons]
      #236788 - 17/10/13 01:30 AM

Another wonderful rifle!
Just a couple small details could be improved upon (grip cap hinge pin and the lettering on the floorplate) but otherwise just about perfect.

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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Huvius]
      #236790 - 17/10/13 01:44 AM

Beautiful work of art.

The scope mounting is superb!

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bonanza
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: DORLEAC]
      #236810 - 17/10/13 11:19 AM

That's a dandy rifle and fine cartridge. Similar to my LH Dakota 76 in .376 Steyr except with the high grade finish, express sights and cool claw mount.

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Bighammer
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: bonanza]
      #237434 - 03/11/13 05:56 PM

First class in every way. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Bighammer]
      #237444 - 04/11/13 04:06 AM

do you realy need another post saing its a great rifle






great rifle

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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: lancaster]
      #237456 - 04/11/13 12:19 PM

Yes I believe He does ............ Just a great rifle, so glad to see a new built rifle chosen in caliber .318.

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Buchsemann
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Caprivi]
      #237458 - 04/11/13 01:01 PM

It's another beauty and a reminder to all of us that there are still skilled craftsman "out there" doing quality work. In a world where just about everything has been cheapened and outsourced it is refreshing as hell to me to see the remaining few still making goods actually worth the money.

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gwh
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Buchsemann]
      #237466 - 04/11/13 08:13 PM

Absoloutely beautiful, almost too nice to hunt with.

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rigbymauser
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: gwh]
      #237475 - 05/11/13 03:45 AM


..as graceful as a lightweight huntingrifle can become... Just beautiful from butt to muzzle.

Thanks for sharing.


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Jorge_in_Oz
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: rigbymauser]
      #237488 - 05/11/13 01:35 PM

Never seen such a beautiful Mauser

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barryowens
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Jorge_in_Oz]
      #237520 - 07/11/13 02:57 PM

awesome, truly another beautiful rifle. I would have to take it to the field though and use it.


I love the best quality guns that have honest wear and he stories that they tell, this rifle will be telling stories to the next generation hopefully!


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Masasa
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: barryowens]
      #237523 - 07/11/13 06:14 PM

The quality and products produced by D&D are exceptional. It is easy to understand why they command the status and reputation they do. I have a similar rifle in the same calibre from WR made in 1923 and it is fairly authentic in every aspect. So I know theses rifles and I love them; it is a most useful one here in Africa for almost all except the DG animals.
My only comment, and it is just that and not a criticism, is that the safety flag is also marked "FIRE" . This for me is a bit of an overkill as the opposing side has the expected "SAFE" anyhow. The British were unmatched in those years of gun making for understatement and it would be great to see this theme carried through on this model. Finally I would like to see the clearance of this safety flag with the Zeiss scope in a photograph. Having said this; it is a wonderful piece of work by D&D. Well done to the team.


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Viking338
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Masasa]
      #237526 - 07/11/13 09:27 PM

Yes it is beautiful, I would be proud to own and use it. Such a beautiful rifle deserves to be used and coveted for a lifetime.

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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Viking338]
      #237543 - 08/11/13 01:08 AM

Very nice rifle, well done. I would go for a slightly different 'look' to the front sight myself, but each to their own. Overall superb.

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Ash
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: NitroX]
      #237685 - 10/11/13 08:48 PM

Different cover, i assume? Thats what i'd change also. But as you also said, superb as is

I like the 318 WR exactly as WR built them, and want to have that style copied some day. A double in 318 would be nice as well.

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Don
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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Ash]
      #237693 - 11/11/13 07:40 AM

Wonderful rifle. The workmanship is really great. Two Questions: One why did they put the front claw mount on the rear sight? I understand why they would not put it on the receiver ring since you would have to cut a dovetail in the ring which would compromise it. Two, any reason one would choose the .318 W&R (really .330) over the .333 Jeffery? The .333 Jeffery 300g bullet has a really high SD and really great performance.

Don


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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: Don]
      #242334 - 13/02/14 08:06 PM

congratulations - fantastic work!!!
perfect like a classic mauser rifle has to like like!!!

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Re: Newly completed Dorleac & Dorleac .318 Mauser sporter [Re: feinejagdwaffen]
      #242898 - 23/02/14 01:29 AM

Wow! What a masterpiece.

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