George Gibbs Double Rifle - 130 Years in the Making

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  1. 2L8

    2L8 AH Veteran

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    I noticed on the George Gibbs Site if Im understanding correctly they have an unfinished Exposed Hammer .577 BPE that they discovered that can be finished as a new gun and proofed in .577 Nitro 2.75". Seems a bit strange, How often does a builder misplace a project for 130 years?
     

  2. bruce moulds

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    assumimg they are the original barrels, it might have to proofed as "nitro for black" due to twist rate suited to short express bullets.
    bruce.
     

  3. Dewald

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    They can refinish the rifle. It obviously had seen some use if you look at the stock on the picture. It is a lot of money for a rather impractical double in my opinion.
     

  4. 2L8

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    I'm not really in the market. I'll admit I didn't look close enough. At first glance I thought it was in the white with unfinished stock. That "can finish as new" statement through me off. Guess it should have been "refinish as new".
     

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