Greetings all, I'm in the market for a SxS double in .450/.400. Right now I'm keeping an eye on a new Merkel Model 140-2 listed on Guns International for $11,995, but before I pull the trigger(s) I was hoping to get a sense of the market for similar rifles at or below that price. I've not had any luck finding anything comparable in .450/.400. For reference, on Gunbroker I see at the moment: -Merkel .470 (extractors) at $7000 opening bid, and an engraved version opening at $9100, -Searcy .470 at $7500 -new Sabatti Classic in .450 for $6100 BIN -Westley Richards (!) in .450 starting at $9995 -new Sabatti Big Five EDL in .470 at $7134 BIN -used Sabatti in .470 starting at $4500 -Searcy .500 at $10,500 -a number of .500 NE Blasers in the $9k range (I note here that I would be disinclined toward Searcy because of my research at AH.) I e-mailed IFG regarding the timeline for the arrival of a new batch of Sabatti doubles. They very promptly responded, saying, in effect, "We have no idea." So, can anyone here tell me whether it's realistic to expect that a quality sub-$12,ooo double in .450/.400 will appear anytime soon? My search thus far would suggest that they're not particularly common in the marketplace, leading me to think that I'm less likely to find them for the prices I'm seeing for the more popular calibers. I'm not in a huge hurry and have some modicum of patience (hard won!) when it comes to buying a gun, but if it's likely futile to wait I'll start scouring the accounts trying to scrounge up enough for the new Merkel. Best Regards.