African Dangerous Game Side by Side safari double rifle in .500 Nitro Express double triggers with extractors.
The 500 Nitro Express cartridge is considered the largest dangerous game stopping rifle that most people can handle. This is the gun a PH uses to back up his clients when things go bad. Simply, "the final word"!
Craig Boddington recently tested and reviewed several of the new Sabatti rifles and said they were some of the finest double rifles he has ever shot at any price. He was so impressed that he purchased one of the Sabatti rifles he reviewed. See his Article in Petersen Hunting Dangerous Game Issue December 2016.
Designed and manufactured for performance, strength, reliability, and accuracy. The receiver is forged and milled from a solid block of high strength steel.
IFG Sabatti rifles are built with the latest CNC machinery for tight tolerance, precision fit and lower cost of production blended with Old World craftsmanship to have the best of both worlds.
All Big Five Express rifles have a larger receiver with mono block barrel base and dual locking lugs for extraordinary strength to handle any large dangerous game calibers.
Deluxe Engraved coin finished receiver with sculptured action release lever.
This rifle has double triggers with extractors. Extractors are preferred by some hunters because they are foolproof reliable and the action is easier to close.
The safety is tang mounted and slides forward to fire.
The 24" barrels are cold hammer forged from 4140 chrome molybdenum steel. The barrels are installed in a mono block base with dual locking lugs for extraordinary strength. Hand regulated with Hornady DG ammunition at 50 yards. The new barrel brazing process affords extraordinary strength and long life. After final regulation, they are finished in a high luster blued.
Brass bead front sight with a 3 leaf rear express sight. The rear sight is adjustable for windage. Elevation can be adjusted by replacing the front sight blade with a different height available from IFG in Amarillo, Texas.
A 12mm European quick detachable scope base is included for scope mounting. The scope base is designed to straddle the quarter rib behind the rear sight and attaches with four provided screws. The European 12mm Contessa type base is the preferred base for this type of rifle due to its low profile, strong recoil lug, and the ability to quickly remove your scope and still use your express sights over the base. Also, this type of base does not detract from the clean appearance of the rifle. If you prefer, a standard American Weaver style scope base can be substituted.
All IFG Sabatti rifles are proof tested by Italian law to C.I.P. standards at 25% over pressure of standard factory ammunition. The barrels are measured before and after firing two over pressure rounds and checked for any changes in measurements. Only then will the barrels be stamped with the Government's Proof House stamp and returned to the manufacturer for sale.
The select grade walnut stock with cheek piece and beavertail forearm are hand checkered and oil finished. The great thing about true oil finishes is that small scratches and dents can easily be repaired without having to refinish the entire stock.
The stock is factory fitted with a magnum recoil pad.
Standard detachable swivel studs are installed, one in the buttstock and one attached to the lower rib in front of the fore end. We provide an extra set of non-detachable sling swivels that you can install in place of the detachable ones to suit your preference.
The rifle weighs 9.9 pounds.
New production for IFG from the famous Italian gun maker Sabatti. This IS NOT a Cabalas gun.
Imported, distributed and serviced by IFG, Italian Firearm Group in Amarillo, Texas.
Caliber: .500 Nitro Express
Barrel Length: 24"
Overall Length: 41"
Length of Pull: 14.4"
Drop at comb: 1.78"
Drop at heel: 2.25"
Weight: 9.9 lbs
Please note we have several of these rifles, so we are using a stock picture with typical wood grain pattern of the same wood grade. We guarantee the rifle we ship will have the same grade of walnut stock, but the grain pattern may vary from this picture slightly. If the exact grain pattern or the exact picture of the rifle we will ship is of great importance to you, we will take a picture and send it to you upon request to serious buyers only.
Note: The scope and rings are not included.
The regulation proof target is included with the craftsman's signature, range and ammunition noted on the target. Note that proof targets are fired from a shooting vise for purposes of regulating the rifle. With express type sites, the front bead is positioned in the bottom of the "V" of the rear sight for the proper sight picture.
Should you change ammunition, you can adjust the rear sight for windage and replace the front sight blade for elevation changes. We have front sight blades available at different heights for this purpose. IFG or Wholesale Hunter can provide new sight blades if needed. The front sight blade slides into a dovetail in the front sight ramp. If you require help, IFG will install a new sight blade to suit your requirements for a fee.
Should service ever be needed, IFG in Amarillo, Texas will service the rifle or supply parts. IFG has factory trained craftsmen that can perform all gunsmith services.
This rifle comes in a custom Sabatti fitted hard case with combination locks and is FAA approved.
***Wholesale Hunter can special order any Sabatti rifle with spare barrels in multiple calibers and shotgun barrels. Spare barrels can only be ordered when a new rifle is custom ordered and cannot be added to a rifle later. Deposit required and expect 180 days lead time. Call to inquire about details.***