I had a chance to pick up this one with 26 inch barrels and think it might be a way to get the .45-90 double that I wanted by merely extending the chambers by .3 inch. This would allow use of .45-70 or .45-90 ammo as I do in my 1886 .45-90 for which I have brass, bullets, etc. It is from the estate of Bob Hynden who made my Simson .405 WCF double; it was his personal hunting rifle.
One of the interesting features is the circa 1964 Beretta GR 2 action with coin finish, coin double triggers, extractors, and 3 point lockup (two under lugs plus Greener cross bolt).
Beret ta USA emailed the user manual PDF for the GR 2 to me!
Plus cocked hammer indicators and articulated front trigger.
Plus American made 26 inchMcG barrels. I think McGowen made them.
Plus Leupold variable 1-4 shotgun scope regulated at 75 yards with Remington 300 grain bullets that print a R and L in one inch.
Plus very nice wood and checkering with cheek piece, thick recoil pad, and ¾ inch sling swivels for European style sling.
Plus Anson release of semi beavertail forend.
Plus 100 rounds loaded ammo, 100 primed brass, and dies.
Plus a huge two rifle aluminum travel case. I may want a takedown case later; right now I can tote it in a leather case for a scoped rifle.
Bob finished the rifle in 2008 and posted details and I located that thread which contains much detail for the provenance.
The rifle has been hunted but looks to be in very good condition with only one minor stock ding which Jeff W can surely fix.. I had it shipped to nearby Armadillo Gun Range and dealer and I picked it up yesterday. I plan to go there soon for test firing. If it shoots as advertised, it will be fun.
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