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Uberti USA Gives Tribute to Age of Big-Game Hunting with 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle Chambered in .45-70 Government

January 19, 2021

ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 19, 2021) – Introduced in 2020, the Uberti 1885 Courteney stalking rifle harkens back to the dangerous times at the turn of the century where hunters and explorers roamed wild lands in search of big game and adventure. Originally available in .303 British only, Uberti USA continues to honor this tradition by offering this rifle in the popular .45-70 Government chambering.


The 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle carries the name of famed hunter, explorer and conservationist F. Courteney Selous. Selous spent his life pursuing and collecting African game, becoming not only one of the most legendary “Great White Hunters” but also a scout, explorer and guide who opened many trails of the uncharted continent.   


Just like its .303 British brother, the Courteney Stalking Rifle in .45-70 boasts classic British lines along with a case-hardened receiver, trigger and a rock-solid 1885 falling-block lever action. The AA-Satin Prince of Wales stock with a classic rubber butt-pad complements an African heartwood tipped forend to create a distinctive look that resonates from the time of Selous’ forays into the wild. The blued barrel sports a barrel band, a hooded front sight and a quarter-rib base with a fully adjustable V rear sight. The base is machined to accept Weaver-style scope rings, and a sleek quarter-rib with no provision for scope mounting is also available as an accessory to those preferring to hunt with open sights only. And weighing in at a mere 7.1 pounds, the rifle features sling attachment points on the barrel band and buttstock to make this rifle easy and comfortable to carry all day.

Single-shot rifles offer a challenge to hunters to make their shot count, and the Uberti USA 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle’s 24-inch barrel and sturdy falling block create the perfect platform for hyper-accurate shooting. The .45-70 chambering gives hunters in states requiring straight-walled cartridges another option to hunt deer. Perfect for the whitetail woods and African plains alike, the Courteney is an affordable rifle that connects the past and the future and embraces the tradition and nostalgic experience of the hunters who stalked big game in the wilds of Africa.  


Uberti USA 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle

Action: Falling block. Caliber: .45-70 Government. Barrel Length: 24 inches. Overall Length: 42 in. Overall Weight: 7.1 lbs. Stock: AA-Satin Walnut, Prince of Wales Grip, African Heartwood Forend Tip. Finish: Colorcase receiver/blue barrel. Warranty: 5 years. MSRP: $1,689.




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