Did it my new Franz Sodia (Ferlach, Austria) 470 NE O/U

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  1. Jaco Strauss

    Jaco Strauss SPONSOR AH Elite

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    So.... this happened very quickly and in a matter of days I have purchased my first true classic Austrian Double....

    I am like a little school boy just waiting for the license approval from CFR and then I will be using my new (my wife reminds me that it was not a needed item, but rather a wanted..... I am of the opinion that since when did I need it to buy it... :) ) double...

    Needless to say I simply lost my heart when I saw/held and shot this firearm for the first time... it spoke to me in a :alien: like voice, and I had to have it, hence I thought I should share it with my AH mates....

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    Her reply has been quite simple you better hunt allot next season.. :)

    My best always..
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    Congratulations ! I am owning 2 weapons from the factory of Franz Sodia, a single barrel ( octogonal) in 7mmRM with a second barrel in .243 and an over/under in 16/70 and 7x57R. You wrote in the other thread about "side lock Action" -but this double has box-lock ( System Anson, what I can see - not the common "Blitz", often used from Ferlach gunmakers ). The factory is already history, but there are many used hunting arms on the market here in Austria ....

    Mannlicher
  3. Jaco Strauss

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    On closer at the store I did notice it was a box lock, all the well I made contact with the Sodia in Germany and they were very helpfull and had good info on this firearm, so did a good friend of mine in Dallas a double collector....

    Let me know if you wanted to let go of one of your Sodia's at one stage...

    My best always
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    that guns got some nice tattoos jaco
    enjoy ...
    im sure this firearm is going tosee plenty of sunlight
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    Here are Pictures of my F.Sodia Arsenal ...

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    I want it...?

    My best always:)
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    Beautiful rifle Jaco. Congrads and happy hunting.
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    A great gun, Jaco, congrats !
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    Master Gun Craft...

    Like the stacked barrels.

    It sure will have a nice new home.
  10. Jaco Strauss

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    Thank you brickburn I can't wait to hunt with it will post the regulating target sometime going to work this bad boy of a bench to see what it can do......:):):)

    My best always
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    Waiting for CFR,is going to feel like a lifetime,at least they are quick nowadays.Enjoy and congratulations!
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    Nice rifle Jaco, this one looks like it has a lot of character! Congrats!
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    Jaco great to see you bought it !!! I am sure you will not be disappointed !!! Happy Hunting !!
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    Thanks Richard used some of your advice... :)it just had to be done..

    My best always

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