Gebruder Adamy Boxlock Double Rifle with Sideplates --- Two Barrel Set .500-416 & 8x75RS Cased with two scopes.
Steep taper to 8x75 barrels to keep weight back between the hands.
24 1/2" SxS .500-.416 monoblock barrels with quarter rib, single standing express sight, swivel stud and Zeiss Diavari-ZM 1.25-4x24 T* scope with tapered post and crosshair reticle on quick-detachable claw mounts. 24 1/2" SxS 8x75RS monoblock barrels with full matted solid rib, single standing express sight, swivel stud and Zeiss Diavari-ZM 2.5-10x48 T* scope with duplex reticle on quick-detachable claw mounts. 15"pull from articulated front trigger to thin black Pachmayr Old English pad. Figured walnut stock with classic point-pattern checkering, beaded pancake cheekpiece, steel pistol grip cap engraved with a cape buffalo and two semi-beavertail forends. Coin finished, bolstered receiver with fine light English scroll engraving on sideplates and deep chiseled acanthus scroll on fences, double underbites, Greener crossbolt, bushed firing pins and manual tang safety. Built in 1998. Weight: 13lbs, 4oz as a scoped .500/416; 9lbs, 10oz as a plain 8x75; 11lbs, 8oz as a scoped 8x75. Tight. 99%blue but with some knocks from hunting. All in fitted aluminum airline trunk case with European leather detachable sling and lens-covers. $15,750.
The weight of a rifle ought to bear some kind of relationship to the recoil of the cartridge for which it is chambered. And, when building two sets of barrels for a double rifle for different cartridges, the action, as well as the entire rifle ought to be built stout enough for reliable durability with the heavier of its chamberings. Furthermore, the gunmaker is constrained by the fixed spacing between the two firing pins. So, the barrels for the smaller diameter cartridge will necessarily have more steel, at least in the breech end, than those for a heavier cartridge. Even so, the 500/416 barrels alone, weigh 6lbs 2 1/2oz. The 8x75 barrels weigh 3lbs, 14 1/2oz. In spite of fixed spacing at the breech, this weight differential is achieved by adjusting the barrel taper. The 416 barrel walls at the muzzles measure (with a dial gauge) .133 inches. The 8x75 barrels measure .064 inches. This set, I think, does an admirable job of balancing the weights of two rather different cartridges upon a common stock and action.
American Shotguns English Shotguns European Shotguns Double Rifles Magazine Rifles Single Shot Rifles Combination Guns
Winchester Colt Smith & Wesson Other Handguns Antique Guns New Arrivals Custom Knives Other Neat Stuff
Who We Are How to Order We want to buy your Gun(s) Recommended Links Gallery
Firearms Dictionary; Abbreviations & Opinions Store Photos Magazine Articles Home
Hallowell & Co., PO Box 1445. Livingston, Montana 59047 USA Tel: 406 222-4770 Fax: 406 222-4792 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 6. (Mountain Time) Our inventory is constantly changing. Please bookmark this site and return often.