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William Evans, London     Boxlock Double Rifle .470 Nitro Express $19,995

28" SxS chopper-lump barrels with raised ramp front sight, smooth swamped

rib, raised matted quarter rib with 1 standing and 2 folding platinum-lined

express sights engraved for 100, 200 & 300 yards. Figured English walnut

stocks with lever-release splinter forend, classic point-pattern checkering

and with checkered sidepanels, extended bottom tang to steel-capped pistol

grip, sling swivels, silver initial oval engraved J A A-H, and Silver's red

rubber recoil pad. Fine scroll engraved boxlock action with active doll's head

third fastener, bushed firing pins, double triggers, and automatic top tang

safety with SAFE inlaid in gold. London nitro proofed for 75gr cordite and

500gr bullet. Pull: 14 1/2". Weight: 11lbs, 3oz. Built 1919. Tight, and with

very good bores. 99%+ properly English reblacked barrels. Traces original

casehardening colors on action (vivid inside forend), and with crisp scroll

engraving.

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Johan Fanzoj, Ferlach Sidelock Ejector Double Rifle .470 Nitro Express $29,975.

24 1/2" SxS chopper-lump, ported barrels of Boehler Rasant steel with fine

fluorescent front sight, through-screwed swivel base, matted quarter rib, 1

standing and 3 folding silver-lined express sights and maker's name in gold.

15" pull from matte-gold-plated, checkered, articulated front trigger to

Pachmayr solid brown recoil pad. Highly figured walnut stock with Deeley-

pulldown-latch splinter forend, steel trapdoor pistol grip cap containing spare

firing pins, triggerguard tang extending to grip cap, top tang extending over

comb, teardrops, classic point-pattern checkering, beaded pancake cheekpiece,

rear swivel stud and mercury recoil compensator in butt. English rose &

scroll engraved, bolstered, French-greyed, Holland & Holland-type bar action

sidelock with intercepting sears, gold-washed internals, automatic ejectors,

cocking indicators, bushed firing pins with retaining setscrews, double

Purdey underbites, active third fastener intercepting doll's head extension and

manual top tang safety with SAFE inlaid in gold. Weight: 10lbs, 10

1/2oz. Built 1981. Excellent mechanical condition. 99%+ blue. Tight and

with excellent bores.

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Friedrich Wilh. Heym Model 88-BSS .300 Win. Mag. $16,450

Pinless Sidelock Ejector Double Rifle

25" SxS barrels of Krupp Special Laufstahl with full solid matted rib, square-

blade front sight, 1 standing express sight, sling swivel and gold-banded

breeches. Fully figured oil-finished European walnut stock with Deeley-

release semi-beavertail forend, horn-capped pistol grip, beaded cheekpiece,

classic point-pattern checkering and rear sling swivel. Light scroll engraved,

bolstered, coin-finished action with Greener crossbolt, intercepting sears,

ultra-reliable mandrelled-coil mainsprings, cocking indicators and manual

top tang safety. Leupold VX-III 1.5-5x20, 30mm matte-finish illuminated

scope with fine duplex reticle on quick-detachable claw mounts. Pull: 14

3/8" from front single-set trigger to thin brown Pachmayr Old English recoil

pad. Weight: 9lbs, 14oz. Scoped; 8lbs, 13oz without. Built 1984.

99%+blue, tight, and with excellent bores.

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Holland & Holland Royal Deluxe Sidelock Ejector .458 Win. Mag. $79,750

Double Rifle

24" Side-by-side chopper-lump barrels with reinforced muzzle, ramp

mounted bead front sight and large folding moon sight, matted quarter rib

with one standing and one folding silver-lined express sight engraved for

100 and 200 yards, lugged sling swivel and Holland quick detachable scope

bases. 14"pull to solid red Silvers-type recoil pad. 1/4" Cast-off. Figured

walnut stock with checkered pistol grip, checkered Anson-release splinter

forend, engraved trapdoor grip cap containing spare front sight bead, solid

red Silvers recoil pad, stud with 7/8" swivel, gold oval engraved L.P.H., and

teardrops. Bolstered action with hand-detachable sidelocks, gold-line

cocking indicators, concealed third fastener, bushed firing pins with

retaining setscrews, top tang extended over comb, beaded-edge trigger

guard with bottom tang extended to grip cap and serial number inlaid in

gold, checkered articulated front trigger. Casehardened action engraved

with glaring Cape Buffalo on left, bull elephant on right and growling male

lion on underside surrounded by bold, acanthus leaf scroll and with

chiseled relief acanthus fences, and signed by Ken E. Preater. Zeiss Diavari-

ZA 1.5-6x42 T* scope with #4 duplex reticle on Holland & Holland quick-

detachable mount, numbered to the gun. Weight: 10lbs with iron sights;

11lbs, 9oz with scope and mount. In maker's oak and leather case with green

baize interior, period trade label, nickel-plated accessories, cleaning rod, and

3 turnscrews marked HOLLAND & HOLLAND. London proofed in 1978.

Extremely fine condition and appears unfired. Barrels retain virtually all of

their original blue. Receiver retains virtually all of its original strong dark

case colors. Stock and forend are sound with crisp checkering, a couple tiny

handling marks, and retain its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Scope is clear and

bright. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, tight action, strong

ejectors and bright shiny bores. From the Robert Peterson collection; with

his inventory tag.

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Holland & Holland Royal Sidelock Ejector .500-465 $64,950

Double Rifle Nitro Express

24" SxS chopper-lump barrels with ramp front sight and fold-over twilight

bead, smooth swamped rib, sling swivel, raised flat matted quarter rib with 1

standing and two folding express sights regulated for 100, 200 & 300 yards.

Fully figured European walnut stocks with Anson-pushbutton-release

splinter forend, classic point-pattern checkering, teardrops, engraved steel

trapdoor pistol grip cap containing spare front sight, beaded pancake

cheekpiece, gold oval bearing the script initials DVB, rear swivel and Silvers

solid red recoil pad. Bolstered, hand-detachable, back-action sidelock with

intercepting sears, gold-line cocking indicators, automatic ejectors,

concealed third fastener, bushed firing pins with retaining setscrews,

manual top tang safety, articulated and checkered front trigger, beaded-edge

triggerguard bow, and extended tangs---the bottom to the grip cap and the

top over the comb. Classic Holland & Holland scroll engraving covering the

coin-finished receiver. SAFE inlaid in gold. Pull: 14". Weight: 9lbs, 9oz.

Tight, with excellent bores and strong ejectors in perfect time. In maker's

brass-cornered oak & leather trunk case with heavy canvas overcase with

snap caps, oil bottle, cleaning rod & tips, two turnscrews, striker bottle with

spare strikers, firing-pin bushing wrench, and sling.


Holland & Holland No.2 "Dominion" Grade .303 British $23,975

Rounded-Action Sidelock Double Rifle

28" SxS fluid steel, dovetail-lump barrels with ramp front sight, smooth

swamped rib, raised matted quarter rib with 1 standing and 4 folding

platinum-lined express sights engraved for 1, 2, 3, 4 & 500 yards. Figured

European walnut stocks with lever-release splinter forend, steel capped

pistol grip, classic point-pattern checkering, beaded pancake cheekpiece,

vacant silver initial oval, and striated horn buttplate. Toplever, back-action

sidelock with double underbites, gold-line cocking indicators, bushed firing

pins with retaining setscrews, extractors, bolted automatic top tang safety

with SAFE inlaid in gold, and extended tangs both the top reaching over the

comb and the bottom to the pistol grip cap. Pull: 14 3/4" Weight: 9lbs 1

1/2oz. Built 1897 for Mr. Longworth Buchanan. Retaining 98% barrel blue,

30% casehardening colors, tight on the face and with good bores. In leather

trunk case with brass corners and maker's trade label, cleaning equipment,

spare strikers in ebony bottle, bushing key and glass oil bottle. Proofed for

38 grains Rifelite. With Holland & Holland paperwork and target showing 1

1/8" group at 50 yards with specified load.

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Perugini & Visini Boxlock Double Rifle & 9.3x74R & 20ga, $18,975

Shotgun Set 3" Magnum

23 3/4" SxS dovetail-lump rifle barrels with ramp front sight, matted quarter

rib, I standing gold-lined express sight engraved for 50 meters, hand-

removable extractor and Kahles 1.1-4.5x20mm scope with fine pointed-post

and crossbars reticle on quick-detachable claw mounts. 28" SxS monoblock

shotgun barrels with flat matted rib, 3" chambers, choked modified & full.

Fully figured walnut stock with lever-release splinter forend, steel capped

pistol grip, beaded pancake cheekpiece, flat sidepanels, extended upper and

lower tangs, beaded-edge triggerguard, classic point pattern checkering, no

swivels and with smooth solid red recoil pad. Scalloped-edge, reinforced,

casecolorhardened receiver with manual top tang safety, articulated front

trigger, borderline engraving and with fine growling lion on underside by

Claudio Tomasoni. Pull: 14 3/8". Drop: 1 3/8" - 2 1/4". No cast. Weight: 7lbs

as a shotgun; 8lbs, 5oz as a plain rifle; 9lbs, 5oz as a scoped rifle. In makers

leather-cornered canvas-covered hard case with canvas overcase. Built 1997

and with shotgun barrels added by the maker in 2001. 99%+blue. 90%

casecolors. Tight, and with excellent bores.

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Marcel Thys, Liege Sidelock Ejector Double Rifle .470 Nitro Express $33,950.

26" SxS chopper-lump barrels with ramp front sight, matted quarter rib with

maker's name in gold, 1 standing and 2 folding express sights. 15 1/8"pull

from articulated front trigger to solid red pad. Figured walnut stock with

beaded pancake cheekpiece, classic point-pattern checkering, teardrops,

trapdoor grip cap and lever-release semi-beavertail forend. Holland &

Holland-style bolstered action with back-action sidelocks, intercepting sears,

concealed third fastener, cocking indicators, bushed firing pins, long tang

trigger guard and Holland & Holland-type top tang extended over comb.

Profusely inlaid flush gold scrollwork on blue receiver with raised gold rhino

on left, buffalo on right and elephant on underside in fine detail by Cecile

Flohimont. Fire-blued triggers and pins. Weight: 11lbs, 2oz. Built in 1988.

Nearly new condition with tight action and mirror-bright bores. In Prest oak

& leather trunk case with accessories and maker's label.

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Regulation of Double Rifles - If the two barrels of a double-barrel shotgun shot 3" apart at 25 yards, not many people would notice because the pattern from each barrel, spreading two feet across at that range, would largely overlap. If, on the other hand, the two barrels of a double rifle shot 3" apart at 25 yards, it would probably shoot 6" apart at 50 yards and 12" apart at 100 yards, limiting its utility.

    One cannot build a double rifle, using sophisticated mass-production machinery with barrels perfectly parallel and expect both barrels to shoot to a common point of impact. While the bullet is traveling down the right barrel (of a side-by-side double rifle) the rifle will be pushed up and to the right, throwing the bullet up and to the right when it exits the muzzle. While the bullet is traveling down the left barrel, the rifle will be pushed up and to the left, throwing the bullet up and to the left when it exits the muzzle. To compensate for the movement of a double rifle while bullets are traveling down the barrels, it must be built with the barrels converging towards the muzzle (by a mysterious amount). Because different powder charges, bullet weights, rifle weights, shooter body weights, ambient temperatures, etc., all effect the way a rifle moves under recoil, the only way to balance these factors is by trial and error. This process is called regulation.

    The goal of regulation is to make the rifle shoot both barrels to a common point of impact at a range appropriate for the calibre.

    One can proceed generally in either of two ways: adjusting the relative position of the barrels or adjusting the load. If one has a fixed load in mind, the former method must be used. It involves repetitive unsoldering and resoldering the barrels until the required convergence is achieved, then relaying the ribs and finally refinishing the barrels.

    A simpler method is to vary the load. The longer the time a bullet spends traveling down the barrel, the greater the force is exerted on the rifle to cause it to move while under recoil. If bullets from the left and right barrels strike the target too far apart at the desired range, and have crossed before they reach the target, the velocity is too great. The bullet weight must therefore be increased or the powder charge decreased. If bullets from the left and right barrels strike the target at the desired range too far apart, but have not crossed before they reach the target, the velocity is too slow. The bullet weight must therefore be decreased or the powder charge increased.

    The construction of an effective double rifle is the apogee of the gunmaker's art. If, however, one comes into possession of a double rifle for which the original load is unknown, one can often make it shoot well by adjusting the load to the rifle. 


                                  

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