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

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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 ....

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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...

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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...?

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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.
 

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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......:):):)

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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..

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