6 Bore Rifles

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  1. 4 Bore

    4 Bore AH Senior Member

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    A curious question. Has any one here ever actually seen a 6 bore Double rifle ?
    I have , to date only seen two 6 bore rifles : One was WW Greener's one of a kind 6 bore Cartridge Double rifle which Currently resides in Zimbabwe.
    The other was an old 6 Bore Muzzleloading rifle which fired a belted ball.
    If anyone has ever had any experience with ( or even seen ) any 6 bore double rifles , please do enlighten me. They can ( and probably will ) be muzzleloaders or cartridge guns .
    Thank you all.
     

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    No, is the short answer. But there is a 6 bore single for sale on a major on line auction site. It is a smooth bore, but with front and rear sights, so not designed as a fowler......I encourage someone to buy it, take it on an elephant hunt, and file a report....:).....FWB
     

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    I would google John Hipwell, 8 bore Manton Rifle. He did a Safari with it and there was a article in African Hunter Vol.17.
    John is a pretty good guy. If you should wish to contact him, he owns a firearms distribution company in Canada, pretty easy to find online. (Wolverine Supplies)

    Hope this helps
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  4. Jeffrey

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    I think I saw one in person at DSC, but I can't remember the booth.

    There's a picture of one on page 92 of Pierre van der Walt's African Dangerous Game Cartridges (I highly recommend this booth). It's a "Holland & Holland 8-bore once owned by Sir Gerald Burrard DSO,RA."
    I found this:
    https://images.gunsinternational.com/dyn/Bore-Rifles DGJ Sherman Bell1.pdf
    The same image is on page 57 of this article.

    EDIT: Sorry that's an 8-bore and you were asking about 6-bores!
     

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