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Blaser S2 Double Rifle .470 Nitro Express $16,750

25" SxS barrels, adjustable for point of impact, with brass bead ramp front

sight, 1 standing white-highlighted express sight on full-length smooth

rounded rib, sling swivel and integral matted quarter rib---notched to accept

maker's quick-detachable scope mount directly. Fully figured, oil-finished

European walnut stock with ebony-tipped schnabel Deeley-release splinter

forend, steel pistol grip cap engraved with lion's head, point-pattern

checkering, cheekpiece, rear swivel stud, "Kickstop" internal

stainless/tungsten recoil compensator and NECG Universal black rubber

recoil pad. Grey-nitride-finished action with Franz Jaeger-type tilting-

breechblock lock-up, extractors, and handspanner cocker/de-cocker,

extensively scroll engraved and with bull elephant on left sideplate, cape

buffalo on right and charging rhino on bottom. Leopard head on

triggerguard. Scroll on breech. Engraver's monogram: SM. Gold-plated

breechblock. Pull: 14 3/4" from front gold-plated trigger. Weight: 11lbs, 14oz.

With Aimpoint Micro H-1 illuminated sight on Blaser QD mount attaching

directly to barrel dovetails. Built in 2010. 99%+blue, tight, and with excellent

bores.

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Chapuis UGEX Progress Double Rifle 8x57JRS $6,450

24" SxS barrels with matted quarter rib and 1 "illuminated" solid standing

express sight. Figured walnut stock with Deeley-release beavertail forend,

pistol grip, and classic point-pattern checkering. 15" pull from front trigger

to original buttplate. Rose & scroll engraved, scalloped, casehardened

receiver. Auto ejectors. Leupold Vari-X III 1.5-5x20mm matte-finish scope

with bold duplex reticle on factory quick-detachable scope mount system.

Weight: 8lbs, 7oz. In maker's hard case, and with original target and as-yet-

unfitted sling swivels. Very little used. Bullets, dies, shell holder and cases.

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Chapuis Progress  9.3x74R and $9,975

Boxlock Ejector with Sideplates 20ga, 3" Magnum

Double Rifle and Shotgun Set  

23 1/2" SxS 9.3x74R double rifle barrels with ramp front sight, matted quarter

rib and 1 standing blade rear sight. 26 1/2" SxS 20 gauge shotgun barrels

with shallow matted vent rib, choked improved cylinder & modified. 14

3/4"pull from front trigger to checkered wood butt. 1 1/4" - 2 1/2" drop. 1/4"

cast-off. Figured walnut stock with two Deeley-release beavertail forends,

classic point-pattern checkering, pistol grip with slight palm-swell capped

with silver medallion of baying elk in high relief, and cheekpiece. Scroll and

game scene engraved, coin-finished, sideplated receiver with double

triggers, bushed firing pins and manual top tang safety. Weight: 7lbs, 13oz

as a double rifle; 6lbs, 14oz as a shotgun. Very little used. In maker's leather

trunk case with papers.

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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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Auguste Francotte Sidelock Ejector Double Rifle .300 H&H Flanged $34,750

25" SxS chopper-lump barrels with ramp front sight, smooth swamped rib,

hand-filed quarter rib, 1 standing and 1 folding express sight. 14 3/8"pull

from casehardened articulated front trigger to leather covered pad. Highly

figured walnut stock with Anson pushbutton release splinter forend,

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

vacant gold oval and engraved steel trapdoor PG cap. Fine scroll and game-

scene engraving by R Smeets on casehardened Holland & Holland-style

bolstered action with gold-line cocking indicators, intercepting sears,

concealed third fastener, bushed firing pins, manual top tang safety with S

inlaid in gold, bottom tang extending to grip cap and top tang extending

over comb. Weight: 8lbs, 12oz. Built in 1957 of pre-war quality. New

condition, retaining 99%++blue and 99%+ vivid casehardening colors. With

Brady-type leather-trimmed canvas trunk case, snap caps and oil bottle.

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Friedrich Wilh. Heym Model 88-BSS .300 Win. Mag. $17,450

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 Sidelock Double Rifle .500/450 3 1/4" $54,975

Nitro Express

26" SxS chopper-lump barrels with fine silver bead ramp front sight and

folding ivory twilight bead, smooth swamped rib, sling eye, raised matted

quarter rib with one platinum-lined standing express sight. 14 1/2" pull from

checkered, articulated front trigger to Silvers red rubber recoil pad. 1/2" cast-

off. Figured English walnut stocks with lever-release splinter forend, steel

trapdoor pistol grip cap, classic point-pattern checkering, teardrops, beaded

pancake cheekpiece, classic comb, vacant gold oval and rear sling swivel.

Classic Holland & Holland Royal scroll engraved receiver with concealed

third fastener, bushed firing pins with retaining setscrews, silent extractors,

manual top tang safety with SAFE inlaid in gold, triggerguard tang

extending to grip cap and top tang extending over comb. Back-action

sidelocks with gold-line cocking indicators and intercepting sears. London

proofed for 70 grains cordite and 480 grain bullets. Weight: 10lbs, 5 1/2oz.

Built 1906 as No.2 of a pair with all components so numbered in gold. 98%

proper barrel re-blue and 40% original casehardening colors. Barrels tight on

the face, and with excellent bores. Stock heads up tight to action. In maker's

leather-trimmed canvas covered trunk case with snap caps, oil bottle,

cleaning accessories and trade label.

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Holland & Holland Hammer Underlever Sidelock 20/.577, 2 3/4" $29,975

Double Rifle

26" SxS fluid steel barrels with solid flat rib, bold front bead, 2 folding gold-

lined express sights engraved for 50 & 150, and 200 yards respectively,

hand-matted from rear sight to breech, swivel stud, and with doll's head

extension. Figured walnut stock with lever-release splinter forend, classic

point-pattern checkering, horn capped pistol grip, vacant brass initial oval,

beaded pancake cheekpiece, rear swivel stud, and Silvers red rubber recoil

pad. Border-engraved, back-action sidelocks with rebounding hammers,

Jones underlever, extended tangs: the top over the comb and the bottom to

the grip cap, and folding tang peep sight. Pull: 14 3/4" from articulated front

trigger to end of pad. Drop: 1 5/8" - 2 5/8". Cast-off: 1/4". Weight: 12lbs,

14oz. London black powder proofed. Charge: 7 drams. Built 1894. With

Holland weapon history and copy of order book entry. Major components

numbered 2 [of a one-time pair]. Tight on the face. 99%blue. Traces original

casehardening colors. Bore with some scattered pitting but generally mirror-

bright and with crisp rifling. With 80 new brass cases headstamped Holland

& Holland, custom sizing-decapping die and shellholder, and a supply of

both Woodleigh FMJ and Cutting Edge solids. In modern oak & leather

trunk case with extensive accessories and maker's label.

 

A. Hollis & Sons Boxlock Ejector Double Rifle .450-.400 3" Nitro $12,975

Express

26" SxS chopper-lump barrels of Krupp steel with raised ramp front sight,

swamped rib, and matted quarter rib with 1 standing and 2 folding express

sights engraved for 100, 200, 300 yards and tangent elevator to 1000 yards.

Figured walnut stock with Anson-pushbutton-release splinter forend,

sidepanels and teardrops, steel trapdoor pistol grip cap, classic point-

pattern checkering, beaded pancake cheekpiece, sling eyes, vacant silver

initial oval, and Pachmayr recoil pad. Fine scroll engraved action with

double triggers, doll's head extension, bushed firing pins with retaining

setscrews, triggerguard tang extending to grip cap, and manual top tang

safety with SAFE inlaid in gold. Pull: 15 1/8". Weight: 10lbs, 11oz.

Birmingham nitro proved for 50gr cordite and 400gr bullet under the rules in

force 1904 - 1925. Barrels tight on the face. Ejectors need attention. Stock

heads up tightly. Very fine bores. A. Hollis, by appointment to the Duke of

Connaught. With 50 rounds new Kynoch ammunition, 50 Woodleigh .408"

400gr bullets, 50 rounds new Hornady brass and Hornady dies.

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Hollis Bentley & Boxlock Ejector .500 3" $26,950

Playfair Nitro Express

24" SxS shoe-lump barrels with ramp front sight and flip-up twilight bead,

smooth concave rib, sling eye, and raised matted quarter rib with 1 standing

and 2 folding gold-lined express sights. 14 3/8" pull from articulated front

trigger to Silvers red rubber recoil pad. Fully figured walnut stock with lever-

release splinter forend, capped pistol grip, classic point-pattern checkering,

teardrops, sling eye, and vacant silver oval. Anson & Deeley boxlock action

with double Purdey underbites, Scott's spindle toplever, doll's head third

fastener, bushed firing pins, and automatic top tang safety with SAFE inlaid

in silver. Weight 11lbs, 15oz. Birmingham proofed for 80 grains cordite and

570 grain bullet under the rules of 1904 - 1925. Built early 1920s. 99%+blue,

99% casehardening colors with crisp engraving, tight and with excellent

bores. Although it couldn't truly be, it appears virtually new.

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F W Kessler, Suhl Blitz Action Double Rifle 9.3x74R $5,475

25 1/2" O/U barrels of Krupp Lufstahl with solid matted rib, sling swivel and

one standing express sight. 14 1/8"pull from front, single-set trigger to

leather-covered recoil pad. Figured walnut stocks with Deeley-release

splinter forend, classic point-pattern checkering, horn triggerguard and

pistol grip cap, beaded pancake cheekpiece, and rear swivel. Scalloped,

grey-etched, blitz action with double Purdey underbolts and double Kersten

locks, cocking indicators, and discreet underlever safety, very finely

engraved with baying elk and doe on left, a dog attaching two boar on right,

all surrounded with acanthus scroll. Weight, 7lbs, 12oz. Built 1941. 95%

barrel blue. Tight and with very good bores.

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Manton & Co. Boxlock Double Rifle .470 Nitro Express $12,975

26" SxS chopper-lump barrels of Krupp steel with raised ramp front sight,

matted swamped rib, and concave matted quarter rib with 1 standing and 3

folding express sights engraved for 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards. Figured

walnut stock with Anson-pushbutton-release splinter forend, sidepanels

and teardrops, steel trapdoor pistol grip cap, classic point-pattern

checkering, beaded pancake cheekpiece, vacant silver initial oval, and solid

red Old English recoil pad. Border scroll engraved action with double

triggers, active doll's head third fastener, side clips, bushed firing pins with

retaining setscrews, triggerguard tang extending to grip cap, and manual top

tang safety. Pull: 14 3/4". Weight: 11lbs, 8oz. Birmingham nitro proved for

75gr cordite and 500gr bullet. Barrels tight on the face. Stock heads up

tightly. Very fine bores.

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Merkel 140-2.1 Boxlock Double Rifle .470 Nitro Express $11,450

23 1/2" SxS barrels with full flat matted rib, raised at muzzle with rectangular

blade front sight and raised as a quarter rib with 1 standing and 1 folding

express sight. 15 1/4"pull from front trigger to leather-covered recoil pad.

Dark, figured, European walnut stock with Deeley-release splinter forend,

steel trapdoor pistol grip cap, flat sidepanels, reinforced head, classic point-

pattern checkering, vacant silver initial oval, and pancake cheekpiece.

Polished, coin-finished, scalloped, bolstered action with side clips, Greener

crossbolt, cocking indicators, bushed firing pins and manual top tang

safety. Factory game scene engraved by Silke Henke with rhino on left and

elephant on right. Schmidt & Bender 1.25 - 4 x 20mm matte-finish scope with

30mm tube and illuminated No.7 duplex reticle on quick-detachable claw

mounts. Two mercury recoil compensators inside buttstock. Weight: 12lbs,

4 1/2oz. Built 2000. Very little used. In original box with extra interchangeable

thinner leather-covered recoil pad, original buttplate and manual. Dies and

loading components.

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Merkel Model 2020 Double Rifle 8x57JRS $4995.

24" O/U barrels of Krupp steel with ramp front sight, matted half rib and 1 standing

express sight. 14 1/2"pull from mechanical single trigger to original buttplate.

Dark oiled walnut stock with Deeley-release field forend, capped pistol grip,

classic point-pattern checkering, swivels and pancake cheekpiece.

Scalloped, coin-finished, blitz action with light scroll engraving, double

Kersten locks, manual top tang safety, and hold-open toplever. Weight: 7lbs, 11oz.

 Built 2005. New, unfired in box with papers.

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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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Marcel Thys, Liege Boxlock Ejector Double Rifle 9.3x74R $12,850

24 1/2" SxS dovetail-lump barrels with ramp front sight, swamped rib, and

raised matted quarter rib, with one standing express sight. 15" pull from

front trigger to checkered wood butt. 1 3/4" - 2 3/4" drop. Trace of cast-off.

Fully figured walnut stock with Anson-release beavertail forend, pistol grip,

classic point-pattern checkering and teardrops. Scalloped, bolstered, coin-

finished receiver, with bushed firing pins, concealed third fastener and

manual top tang safety with S inlaid in gold. Weight: 7lbs, 4oz. Very little used.

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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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