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1885 "Courteney" Stalking Rifle

1885 "Courteney" Stalking Rifle
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1885 "Courteney" Stalking Rifle

Available Calibers:
.303 British, .45/70
Available Models:
348751, 348752
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1885 "Courteney" Stalking Rifle

1885 "Courteney" Stalking Rifle

Item Number Model MSRP Caliber Barrel Length Receiver Finish Stock Finish Frame Finish Barrel Buttplate Finish Number of Grooves Twist Rate Overall Length Avg. Weight
348751 1885 "Courteney" Stalking Rifle $1,799 .303 British 24" Case-Hardened A-Grade Satin Walnut Blue Steel Round Rubber Buttpad 6 1:10, RH 37.5" 7.1 lbs
348752 1885 "Courteney" Stalking Rifle $1,799 .45/70 24" Case-Hardened A-Grade Satin Walnut Blue Steel Round Rubber Buttpad 6 1:20, RH 37.5" 7.1 lbs
Specifications and prices are subject to change without notice.

By the 1890’s, the West had been all but civilized, bringing to an end the days of lawlessness, exploration and Indian fighting. On the other side of the world, however, another era of exciting adventure had begun: big-game hunting and exploration. Not unlike the Easterners who had settled the West, many British hunters ventured into the unknown of Africa and Asia to become legendary names- and their hunting rifles the most sought-after by collectors worldwide.


Instantly well-received by magazine writers and individual hunters alike, the 1885 Courteney stalking rifle was named after the celebrated English hunter, explorer and naturalist F. Courteney Selous (1851-1917). This rifle gives todays shooter the looks, feel, and usability of the  turn-of-the-century British single-shots that were first taken to the colonies, but at a fraction of the cost. The 1885 Courteney is built on the ultra-strong 1885 action and made its 2020 debut in the classic .303 British cartridge-the most-used caliber in the British Empire. Now also available in .45-70, making it ideal for states that allow hunting with straight-walled cartridges.

Perfect for the whitetail woods at home and for big game abroad, the Courteney promises to be a unique and most trusted companion for your hunting adventures. 

Features & Highlights

Weaver Rings and Rear Sight

Sports a quarter-rib slotted for a set of Weaver rings and outfitted with a fully-adjustable shallow-V rear sight. It also comes with a traditional hooded ramp front sight as well as a barrel-mounted sling-swivel–just like the old classics. For best results, we recommend using a low-power scope and rings marked “high.”

Prince of Wales Buttstock

The stock of the 1885 Courteney is quintessentially British. The Prince of Wales buttstock is complemented by a classic recoil pad, while the slim, tapered fore-end features a contrasting tip, fittingly realized in African heartwood.


For those not wishing to use this rifle with a scope, a plain quarter rib, on which the adjustable V-sight may be mounted, is available as an accessory. Item #360637

Frederick Courteney Selous
Famous British hunter, guide and explorer