RPA Gold Gun

Here at 308sniper we have managed to purchase a very special RPA from Holts auction's 

 

Heres what they had it listed as 

 

(full write up and videos to follow)

RPA INTERNATIONAL LTD. 
A FINE AND UNIQUE .308 WIN. '40th ANNIVERSARY' COMMEMORATIVE BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. RPA40, 
24in. unsighted fluted nitro barrel, threaded at the muzzle and with thread protecting cap, the knox form gold-inlaid 'RPA 40 YEARS', gold-plated receiver engraved with the RPA trade mark and mounted with a Swarovski Z6 1-6x24 telescopic sight, serial no. R780421851, detachable box magazine with triggerguard mounted release lever, bolt with gold-plated cocking piece, gold-plated adjustable trigger, highly-figured thumbhole pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, 14 1/2in. pull including 1in. leather covered recoil pad, weight 10lb. 2oz., in its custom brass-cornered fitted leather case, the lid interior with gold-plated RPA trademark plaque, the case fitted for three gold-plated inert rounds and two RPA medallions, and with a compartment containing a leather document wallet, alloy cocking piece and two gun case keys on an RPA trademarked leather fob. The case comes with two external straps (hitherto unfitted and never buckled)  

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was especially designed and manufactured to celebrate 40 years of world class rifle production in 2009. It comes with a leather bound wallet containing a Certificate of Uniqueness, a London Proof House Certificate, instruction manual and a sighting target. A photographic record of various stages of the rifle's production also accompanies the Lot. 
The makers also confirm that outside of proofing and regulating, the rifle remains in unfired condition. 

Estimate £4,000-6,000