Double Express Safari
Category : C
Caliber : 500-465 N.E
Auguste FRANCOTTE in Liège built that very fine big game double rifle for LIEN CHAPUS CALLENS, in Paris.
The big Anson forged boxlock action uses a Purdey double sliding bolts with a Greener transverse third grip.
The first trigger is articulated and the safety is of non-automatic pattern.
The best quality 26" chopper lump barrels are chambered for the potent 500-465 3½" H&H NE and bear a two leaves express sight lying on a short rib and regulated on a caterpillar silver bead fitted on molded front sight short ramp with protector.
The classic 14½"LOP stock is made of very nice French walnut, with a beaded oval cheek piece and leather covered butt pad, while the forend is a splinter short one.
The light engraving is perfectly done and the original slightly faded color-casehardening takes a nice gray shade.
That big double rifle weights 10lbs 2oz, its functions flawlessly and remains in perfect condition.
It must be noticed the impeccable regulating of the barrels that print four fast shots within 2" at 60 yards !
Price (€) : 17 000
Reference : RE-004