After 7 months of trying to decide I finally made the right decision and purchased another double. It is a 450-400 3 1/4" Boswell circa 1905 and is fully engraved and proofed for 60 grains of cordite with 400 grain bullets.
It is a real joy to shoot.
That is a beautiful weapon! Best of luck with it...
I am so damned jealous! :-) I believe that is the most efficient and usable of the double rifle calibers. Maybe if I were a PH, I might think I needed a tad more stopping power, but for me the 450-400 would be ideal. Well done. A beautiful thing.
Bigger double, I now know you are trying to emulate MS.
But seriously, thanks for the compliments, it is a fine little rifle.
LOL. Now that was funny.
Have to compare notes someday; I grew up in Lake Charles.
Great double. I miss mine. Hopefully I will have it back in 2012 for my hunt after restoration. For now I will have to live with my bolt 375 Dumoulin and my new 416 Rigby. Nothing beats hunting with a double and I am going to feel naked without it this year.
Mike, beautiful rifle, wish it was mine, great choice on the caliber too. The more I study that caliber the more I like it!
That is a beauty Mike, and in a quintessential cartridge. Yes...... I am jealous!
Mike, I know you'll make good use of it, truly a "killer" double!
Mike, congratulations on your purchase.
Fine gun, excellent cartridge.
I have several thousand buffalo on my hunting concession that deserve to be hunted with a firearm like that.
Happy hunting with that double of yours, a truly classic piece.