Elephant Pictures - The Magnificent SEVEN - Big Tusker Elephants

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  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    Received this incredible photographs by email from Claudio Delfabro from Italy who is holding these magnificent tusks... His email reads: Dear AfricaHunting, me over 55 year ago in Tanganyika. Saluti Claudio.

    This Elephant was taken by Edmond Sunde.
    Weight: 180 pounds and 167.5 pounds
    Length (outside curve) 8 feet 8 inches and 8 feet 10 inches
    Greatest circumference: 23 inches and 23 inches

    These tusks are the fifth heaviest pair on record.

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    Edmond Sunde with Elephant
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  2. AfricaHunting.com

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    Here are a couple of pictures of Claudio Delfabro with Elephants that he hunted. These two photographs were also sent to AH by Claudio Delfabro. Thanks for sharing Claudio!

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    Claudio Delfabro writes: I am from Tricesimo (Udine) nord Italy Friuli close to Triest. I went to Tanzania (Tanganyica) for work in may 1953 and I stay to july 1961, I work in mine "Willianson Diamond LTD, Mwadui mine" Doc Willianson it was werry good person Canadian people, I pass werry nice time.

    and he includes...

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    wouldn't those tusks make a fantastic entrance to the man cave thanks for sharing them mate
     

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    A big one we found in Tsavo;
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    And one from Ambroseli;
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    Just beautiful classicsafari... thanks for sharing.
     

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    Magnificent! Beautiful old bulls
    Brian
     

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    nice, thanks for showing us classicsafari
     

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    really nice if you happen to have a spare pair hanging around send them to my place. Thanks for sharing.
     

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    Whilst not massive, here is a crop raider I shot a few years back. Rifle was a 470NE.

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    It was a Merkel.

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    The VC is "dressed up" neater but the Merkel is good value.
     

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    yeah my friend in the london gun trade who builds top end rifles got a merkel for a client, and he was very impressed with it. he said if you wanted a good value working double it was probably the best option he had seen.
     

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    Some beautiful elephant art/paintings for the man cave....

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    Then
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    Ivory Warehouse London 1890

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    Edmond Sunde 180 pounds Elephant
    Weight: 180 pounds and 167.5 pounds
    Length (outside curve) 8 feet 8 inches and 8 feet 10 inches
    Greatest circumference: 23 inches and 23 inches
    These tusks are the fifth heaviest pair on record.
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    Claudio Delfabro's tusks (58 3/4 pounds and 59 pounds)

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    surely that bloke didn't take down that elephant with that little old stik flinga :biggrin2:
    he would ve ended up as elephant toe jam
     
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