Rare DuBiel Arms Custom 300 Win Mag 26? Bolt Action Hunting Rifle Museum

SOLD FOR: $1032

WOA#:  WY230406MN006

Make: Dubiel

Model: Custom

Serial Number: 3459

Year of Manufacture: 1975-1990

Caliber: 300 Win Mag

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine

Markings: The left side of the chamber is marked “300 Win Mag”.  The barrel is marked “DuBiel Arms Co. Sherman TX”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “3459”.   The buttpad is marked “pachmayr” with its Los Angeles address.

Barrel Length: 26”

Sights / Optics:  There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is with smooth wood with traditional grip, monte carlo comb, and Pachmayr rubber buttpad.  The action is bedded in the stock. There are a few light handling marks, no major defects. There are no chips or cracks. There are some minor scratches and compression marks.  The LOP measures approximately 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some faint and few scratches on the receiver and barrel but remain hard to notice.  The markings are clear. The screwheads are strong. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment:  Established in 1975 by Joseph T. DuBiel and John Tyson in Sherman, Texas. Their goal was simple: to craft high-quality rifles using the finest materials and expert craftsmanship. And boy, did they deliver.

DuBiel Arms quickly gained a reputation for their exceptional firearms, particularly their bolt-action rifles. These rifles were known for their precision, reliability, and innovative design. One of the standout features of DuBiel rifles was their patented DuBiel actions.

The DuBiel actions were a thing of beauty. They featured a unique five-lug bolt locking mechanism, which provided a solid and secure lockup. What set these actions apart was their lightning-fast bolt rotation of just 36 degrees. This resulted in one of the fastest bolt-action rifles available at the time.

Now, let’s talk about the construction of these rifles. DuBiel Arms took pride in using only the highest quality materials, ensuring that their rifles were built to last. The actions were available in three different lengths, catering to a variety of needs and preferences. And for those left-handed shooters out there, fear not – DuBiel Arms offered left-hand configurations as well.

Unfortunately, as is often the case with firearms manufacturers, the DuBiel Arms Company ceased operations in the late 1980s. However, their legacy lives on. Today, the largest collection of DuBiel rifles (18) can be found right here in Cody WY at the Cody Firearms Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.  It’s a testament to the craftsmanship and innovation that DuBiel Arms brought to the table.

Rare DuBiel Arms Custom 300 Win Mag 26? Bolt Action Hunting Rifle Museum
Rare DuBiel Arms Custom 300 Win Mag 26? Bolt Action Hunting Rifle Museum