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)
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.