October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
(ca 1906) 26" Chopper lump barrels are fitted with full length file cut rib holding one standing, two folding leaf rear sight, has matching front ramp holding ivory bead. Ramp is fitted with patented folding sight protector. Tops of barrels are engraved with makers name and address, as well as caliber and load information. Barrel flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 60 grains cordite and 400 grain bullet, matching information on barrels. Case hardened Webley PHV-1 boxlock action features automatic safety, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved with line borders and a splash or two of scroll. Makers name is on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued. Serial number is on trigger guard tang which extends to case hardened steel grip cap in typical British fashion. Very lightly streaked European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8" over Silver type pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a sling loop and vacant silver oval are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Weight: 10 lbs 5 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent, as partially refinished. Barrels retain nearly all of a "best" London reblue over some light marks and one or two scattered minor pits. Lettering is a bit soft. All three sight leaves have been lowered. Action retains 60-70% original case hardening color, silvered on fences, and edges, with brown flecking around bottom. Blued parts correctly reblued. Trigger guard silvering on tang. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil refinish, checkering nicely re-cut. Bores are excellent, shiny with sharp rifling throughout. Action is tight. Barrels are on face. The 450-400 3-1/4 is considered to be one of the best all around African cartridges. Being superior to the .375 H&H for buffalo. This is a well balanced, great handling rifle. MGM35.
Barrel Length
.450-400 3 - 1/4 Nitro
Drop at Comb
Approx 1 - 1/2"
Drop at Heel
Approx 2 - 1/4"
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Length of Pull
14 - 5/8"
Army & Navy
SXS Best Double Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $11,685.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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