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Abbiatico & Salvinelli Excalibur Express BL Round, .243 Win. $19,950

Special Order Double Rifle

24 1/4" O/U barrels with smooth flat rib rising to front sight base at muzzle

and to quarter rib with 1 standing and 1 folding gold-lined express sights

and with claw mount bases at rear. Highly figured European walnut stocks

with schnabel-tipped, Deeley-release field forend, fine borderless point-

pattern basket-weave checkering, steel-capped pistol grip, long-tang

triggerguard, beaded pancake cheekpiece, classic comb, and maker's thin red

rubber recoil pad. Casehardened, detachable trigger-group action with

single trigger, manual top tang safety, hold-open toplever, and extensive

smooth gold inlaid borderline work. Kahles 2 - 7x36mm matte-finish scope

with fine duplex reticle on quick-detachable claw mounts. Pull: 14 1/8".

Weights: 7lbs, 6oz with iron sights; 8lbs, 6oz with scope. Built 2006. Tight

and with excellent bores. In maker's leather-trimmed hard case and with

factory target.

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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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FERLIB Hammer Toplever, Island- 9.3x74R $14,750

Libero Ferraglio Sidelock Double Rifle and 20ga, 2 3/4"

Gardone val Trompia Shotgun Two Barrel Set

23 1/2" SxS chopper-lump double rifle barrels with sculptured ramp front

sight, smooth swamped rib, raised and matted quarter rib with 1 standing

and 2 folding express sights lined and gold-inlaid for 50 & 75 yards. 27" SxS

chopper-lump shotgun barrels with fine bead front sight, and smooth

concave rib, choked improved cylinder & modified. Both ribs with maker's

name inlaid in gold. Prominently black-striated, oil-finished European walnut

stocks with Anson-release beavertail forend fitting double rifle barrels and

Anson-release splinter forend fitting shotgun barrels, horn-capped Prince-

of-Wales grip, beaded pancake cheekpiece, and engraved steel heel-and-toe

plates finishing checkered wood butt. Coin-finished, hammer toplever

action with island sidelocks, rebounding hammers, double Purdey

underbites and concealed third fastener, finely scroll engraved by D. Boe.

Pull: 15". Weight: 7lbs, 5oz as a double rifle; 5lbs, 15 1/4oz as a shotgun.

Built 2001. Very little used. In leather trunk case.

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W W Greener Toplever Hammer Sidelock 8-Bore $22,450

Double Rifle

24" SxS fluid steel barrels with flat matted rib, fine beaded-blade front sight

with flip-up twilight bead, sling eye, 1 standing and 2 folding platinum-lined

express sights engraved for 50, 100 and 150 yards. Fully figured dark

European walnut stocks with lever-release splinter forend, classic point-

pattern checkering, long-tang triggerguard, steel-capped pistol grip, rear

sling eye and Silvers red rubber recoil pad. Peninsular back-action sidelock

with Greener's Treble Wedge Fast lock-up (double Purdey underbites

together with a Greener crossbolt), percussion fences, double triggers, and

rebounding hammers. Pull: 14 5/8". Weight: 16lbs, 14oz. Built 1893. Engraved

"LIST No.425" at end of triggerguard tang. 98% original blue. 30% original

casehardening colors. Tight and with excellent bores.

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Alexander Henry Cased Pair, Hammerless Sidelock .450 BPE           $48,450.

Underlever Double Rifles

Both rifles: 28" SxS dovetailed, Henry-rifled, barrels of browned damascus

steel with flat, hand-matted rib, fine beaded blade front sight, sling eye, one

standing and one folding platinum-lined express sight. Exhibition walnut

stocks, intricately burled in the butt, with lever-release splinter forend, steel

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

pancake cheekpiece, sling eye, gold oval bearing original owner's name /

1888, and steel heel and toe plates, checkered within. Fine scroll engraved,

hammerless, back-action sidelock with prominent cocking indicator

revealing COCKED inlaid in gold, cocking on opening of the Jones

underlever and with automatic top tang safety with inlaid SAFE. All

components numbered 1 & 2---even inside the forend wood and on the

initial ovals. Serial numbers 6271 & 6272. Patent use numbers 151 & 152.

Each in original maker's oak & leather case with tin oil bottle and boxwood

striker bottle with extra specifically-designated strikers, and maker's leather

trade label, bearing original owner's name, John Gilmour, Montrave, and the

gun number on the lid. Dimensions, both: Pull: 14 3/8". Drop: 1 3/4 - 2 3/4.

Cast-off 1/2". Weight: 8lb, 12oz. Condition, both: 98% barrel brown. Traces

original casehardening colors. Very fine bores. Tight on the face. Cases in

very fine condition. Built for Col. John Gilmour 1845 - 1920, created 1st

Baronet of Lundin & Montrave by Queen Victoria in 1897. With

biographical material.

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John Lyell, Aberdeen Hammer Underlever Sidelock .500 Black $9,875

Double Rifle Powder Express

26" SxS barrels of damascus steel with solid flat rib raised and matted at

muzzle for fine bead front sight, and matted from breech to 1 standing and 1

folding platinum-lined express sights, the leaf engraved for 200 yards, and

with sling eye. Figured European walnut stocks with key-fastened splinter

forend with inletted and engraved steel finial, pistol-grip triggerguard

extension, classic point-pattern checkering wrapping fully under wrist, sling

eye, vacant silver initial oval, and smooth high-polish steel buttplate.

Peninsular sidelocks with stalking safeties, double triggers, Jones

underlever, and percussion fences. Fine scroll engraved. Pull: 14 3/8".

Weight: 9lbs, 1oz. London black powder proved for 39 bore. Built ca 1875.

Retaining 95% barrel brown and 90% original casehardening colors.

Mechanically excellent. Tight and with crisp mirror-bright bores. In leather

trunk case with innumerable loading tools and maker's label.

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Holland & Holland Royal Deluxe Sidelock Ejector .458 Win. Mag. $69,750

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.


Manton & Co. Hammer Underlever Sidelock 10 Bore $17,450

Double Rifle

26" SxS fluid-steel barrels with solid flat matted rib, 1 standing and 2 folding

platinum-lined express sights engraved for 100, 200 & 300 yards, sling eye,

and doll's head extension. 14 3/8" pull from front trigger to Silvers red rubber

recoil pad. English walnut stocks with lever-release splinter forend, bakelite

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

cheekpiece, sling eye, and vacant initial oval. Border-engraved,

casehardened receiver and sidelocks, with Jones underlever, rebounding

locks and no separate safety catch. Weight: 14lbs, 5oz. London black

powder proved. Tight and with excellent bores. In period trunk case with

brass corners, maker's label and innumerable loading accessories. Retaining

nearly all of a properly-done refinish. And, with a greater quantity of both

lead balls and conical bullets than I look forward to paying to ship.

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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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B. Searcy & Co. Deluxe Grade Boxlock Ejector .470 Nitro Express $14,750

Double Rifle

24" SxS monoblock barrels with matted raised ramp front sight, smooth

swamped rib, sling eye, and raised flat quarter rib with 1 solid standing

express sight. Highly figured European walnut stocks with Deeley-release

splinter forend, classic point-pattern checkering, reinforced head of stock,

steel-capped pistol grip, sling eye, beaded pancake cheekpiece and pigskin-

covered recoil pad. Bolstered, coin-finished, Anson & Deeley boxlock

action with double Purdey underbites, intercepting sears, bushed firing

pins, automatic ejectors, articulated front trigger and manual top tang safety,

lightly scroll engraved and with a cape buffalo on the underside. Pull: 14 5/8".

Weight: 10lbs, 1oz. In a quality oak and leather trunk case with maker's

label, snap caps, extra firing pins in brass striker bottle, leather-trimmed canvas web sling,

factory target and letter from Searcy stating this to be one of only two double rifles

actually signed by him. Built 2007. Little used. Tight, and with excellent bores. 

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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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