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So what is the news when you will have the rifle in your hands?
 

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So what is the news when you will have the rifle in your hands?

I’m starting to fear it will not be before Christmas… everyone seems to enjoy taking their sweet time to get it over here.
 

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At least its not our almost 1 year wait on average that we wait for a firearm license.
Hope father Christmas comes through and can pass it on before then.
 

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Still no news on when I'll get my hands on it, but in the mean time I found this bloke that handled the Heym before the auction. He seemed to like it quite well too:
@ 5 min 48 sec

especially a very nice look as well on the safety button and how it is executed.
 

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Do you really think its appropriatte to put up Gun Porn on a Friday afternoon, Jurgen? :D Cheers:
You got a really classic piece that will enjoy hunting with you.
 

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Waiting for good news....
Yeah me too... this is all taking too long.

So far, the gun shop in Belgium has
- paid Holts (big step in my opinion)
- requested import license (should be fairly quick to get it)

we still need
- Holts to get their own export license out of the UK
- to get a customs agent experienced with firearms to actually import the thing
- to organize transport
- oh yeah... I need to pay up to the gun shop :D (he needs to make an invoice first though)

But the good news is that I'll have a new house in a few weeks/months, where I'll be granted the possibility by my loving fiancee to create my own "office/gunroom".
 

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Do you really think its appropriatte to put up Gun Porn on a Friday afternoon, Jurgen? :D Cheers:
You got a really classic piece that will enjoy hunting with you.
Well, work is a bit slow with the 11/11 yesterday.
And since I'm currently quarantined at home (we both got tested positive for covid two days ago) I thought this was a good thing to start the weekend with! :E Rofl:
 

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Very beautiful, it seems never been used out in the bush. I am very facinated by the calibers, I do own guns in both 7X65R and 375 H&H, a drilling Johann Fanzoy, 7X65R and two cal 16 shotbarrels
and the Krieghoff over and under double, 375 H&H.
 

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Very beautiful, it seems never been used out in the bush. I am very facinated by the calibers, I do own guns in both 7X65R and 375 H&H, a drilling Johann Fanzoy, 7X65R and two cal 16 shotbarrels
and the Krieghoff over and under double, 375 H&H.

According to a accompanying note by the previous owner it was used by himself on multiple hunts in Europe and Africa.

I’m looking forward to continuing to hunt with it for many years to come!

Now, if only this whole import business gets through quick…
 

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Thank you for sharing your good fortune with us! Functional art, and a bit of history all in one. Wishing you great success on your hunts with that rifle. And a family legacy to pass on!
 

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Hope the Covid bug doesnt bite too hard!!
 

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Hope the Covid bug doesnt bite too hard!!

All is well, just some running noses and some coughing from time to time. Like having a cold. We will survive :) luckily I have youtube safari videos to look at and AH to keep me busy!
 

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@VertigoBE , missed this post earlier on but what a beauty. Congrats on your purchase. If you ever need someone to help you spend a couple of rounds of ammo. Call me, it is only a short drive from the Netherlands ;) :ROFLMAO:
 

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@VertigoBE , missed this post earlier on but what a beauty. Congrats on your purchase. If you ever need someone to help you spend a couple of rounds of ammo. Call me, it is only a short drive from the Netherlands ;) :ROFLMAO:
Let me first get it into my hands here in Belgium. I'll be wanting to test all the regulation loads, with the different scopes and the irons. So this could be a reason for the Benelux (+FR/DE/etc) AH members to all join with their own double. We shouldn't let those Americans have all the fun, doing meetups and all :)
 

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It’s a stunning piece of work, but I guess it’s being shipped via pony express or carrier pigeon. I like many others here cannot wai to see the gun in your hands.
 

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Let me first get it into my hands here in Belgium. I'll be wanting to test all the regulation loads, with the different scopes and the irons. So this could be a reason for the Benelux (+FR/DE/etc) AH members to all join with their own double. We shouldn't let those Americans have all the fun, doing meetups and all :)
Damn... Now I also have to buy a double rifle.. Or does my shotgun with Brennekers count ;)
 

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It’s a stunning piece of work, but I guess it’s being shipped via pony express or carrier pigeon. I like many others here cannot wai to see the gun in your hands.
I can't wait too! It's already been two months, and I'm still hoping a miracle will happen and I'll get it before Christmas...
 

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I'm late to the party but let me add my congratulations on what may be the most desirable double rifle I've ever seen. The combination of the calibers, engraving and overall construction are perfection in my eyes. Superb piece of functional gun art. Congratulations on a once in a lifetime purchase. Very, very cool.
 

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