My First Double Rifle Came From Santa This Year

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Having shot Parker guns most of my life, I am no stranger to double guns, but became intrigued with the idea of a .405 WCF double rifle to be company for my 1895 TD .405. I looked far and wide for such a rifle without success until finally, I learned that a kindly gun maker had made one for himself, but was so busy making guns that he had no time to hunt. He understood my plight and provided Santa with one for me by this Christmas. The complete cased kit was in my Christmas day post and generating many requests for more details

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Simson &Co. Suhl .405 WCF Double Rifle

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The rifle is based upon an engraved 12 gauge Simson shotgun with a scalloped boxlock action with a Greener cross bolt, tang safety, side clips and cocking indicators.

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The 24 inch McGowan barrels with sling swivel stud have a rear express sight with one standing leaf and two folding leaves, an orange fiber optic bead front sight, extractors, and claw scope mounts integral to the rib. The kit includes a Leupold Variable 1x4 scope sight with quick detach Talley rings.

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The stunning Claro hard walnut stock with right side palm swell, left side cheek piece and classic splinter forend really
set off the piece. The stock is fitted with a steel grip cap, sling swivel stud, and a Kick Eze recoil pad.


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A few more specifications of interest include weight of 10 pounds with balance at the action, overall length of 40 inches, LOP of 14.25 inches, triggers pull at 4.1 pounds, and minimal drop at the comb. I must be living right because it fits like it was made for me!

The rifle was proofed with 400 grain bullets loaded with the 300 grain service load. It was regulated with 300 grain Hornady JSP bullets at 2100 FPS and this information is stamped into the barrel flats.

I plan to shoot the rifle as soon as the monsoon stops and the ranges dry out and will report back on that. A January hog hunt will be my first chance to take game with it.
 

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I was envious in the initial post, but man that is worth saying how cool it is again. Thanks for the detail. :)
 

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Love those doubles
 

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Very nice, let us know how it shoots!
 

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Father Christmas (Santa in the USA) is a lovely chap when he gives people things like a double rifle!! A very nice one may I add.
 

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Beautiful. hope it shoots as good as it looks. Forrest
 

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Two added pix to view:
Scoped gun


Nicely crowned muzzles
 

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Very Nice !
So step one is done my friend, because you find what you was looking for and it's not very easy to find that specific double and in the same time some kind of financial balance in the deal. Step two is to be down in Zambia for a nice buffalo :)

Congrats to a nice double !
 

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Congratulations! Beautifull double!
 

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Wow Santa sux. He just brought me a shirt and some socks. :p Beautiful rifle and congrats!
 

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Absolutely beautiful rifle. The choice of the Simson action was a good one. They are very, very stout and of course, the .405 is a very well behaved round for a break action.

So, gunmakers are not like tailors - you aren't allowed to keep them secret! Who created this lovely thing?
 

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Congratulations! Let us know how it feels shooting paper and pigs.
 

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Red Leg,
Thank you for the compliments on the rifle and your observations on the Simpson action; it does seem a very good match for this application.

You also said;
"So, gunmakers are not like tailors - you aren't allowed to keep them secret! "

Tailors, woodcock coverts, fishing holes, AND gun makers may be best kept private to preserve their availability. ;)

Seriously, I have been requested to not post name or contact information as he is backlogged for over a year right now. Since he was kind enough to sell Santa a gun that he had made for himself, I must honor his request.

BTW, where in the Hill Country are you? I get down to Hondo from time to time and pass through a lot of pretty hill country hunting country enroute.
 

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Gizmo.........Santa stiffed me as well. Got a new tie.

CRS.....................great looking rifle in a great old caliber. I would like to have one made, based upon a strong box lock scattergun. I might go with a wart hog ivory front bead, but think the .405 would also be my choice...........................thanks for fotos.........................FWB
 

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Santa took a shitload of money out of my wallet, and bought a bunch of toys for my kids I had to put together!!!! :(
 

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