Jim Corbett's .450-.400 Boxlock Double

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  1. 4Speeds4Ever

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    When I heard that the Kieth collection was to be auctioned off here in my home state, I made tge two-hour trek north to view them in the pre-auction viewing. I was elated to find that Julia Auctions would let you handle the items and photograph them. Holding Elmer's No. 5 was positively surreal!!! The photos above are the W. J. Jeffrey Corbett double rifle. Worn silver grey and with blood pitting on the barrel. Amazing piece of history.
     
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    Something beautiful. I envy you. It really is a piece of history.
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    4speeds4ever, welcome to AH , enjoy the site .
    mustve been plenty cool holding onto history , mate
     
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    Thank you very much! Yes, I was in sensory overload! It was unbelievably wonderful to be able to hold the guns I'd read about and seen in books since I was a boy.
     

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    4Speeds4Ever,welcome to the great forum.
    How does it feel to hold in the hands of a legend?
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    I was able to at the Julia Auction house today. It was surprisingly heavy, as most double rifles are, but it was astonishingly smooth and well balanced. Fast to the shoulder. Wonderful piece of gear.
     
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    That's fantastic! Thank you.
     

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    I'll post more picture from a real camera soon.
     

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    I'll bet it goes for more than $300,000
     

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    Very cool.... thanks for sharing!
     

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    I am a huge Corbett fan and was able to visit his winter home in Kaladhungi (and saw his dog's Robin's grave), Naini Tal, and Corbett National Park. I would really like to be able to handle his double rifle and his .275 H&H!
     
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    Apparently the Corbett tiger rifle sold for $230,000.
     

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    Corbett's double rifle went for...........................$230,000 this morning. I guess my bid of $7,800 didn't quite make muster on this one!
    Elmer's items went for, to me anyway, very high prices. Besides lots of guns there were huge lots of ammo, brass, and bullets, mostly for large calibers (surprise!). Box after box of .577's and .465's and so on. There were stacks and stacks of Kynoch and early Barnes bullets. Brass large enough to use as rain barrels was aplenty. 338/74 die, brass, bullets. .450's of many types, both brass, bullets, and ammo.
    And not a single piece of .270 or 30/06 that I could see. I guess ol' Elmer walked the walk in real life.
     
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    Does anyone know yet who ended up with the Corbett rifle? I have seen a few other pieces of this collection show up in various places but nothing on the tiger rifle.
     

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