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Hwl,
That German made 8x57 Sxs action must have come from the same factory as Merkel and Simson! :) Typical German, strong, highly functional, and good looking.
 

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My daughter's 6,5x57R SxS, with Zeiss 1,5-6x42 on claw mount, mady by Sodia, Ferlach, Austria.
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...and mom´s O/U 7x65R with Zeiss 1,5-6x36 on claw mount, made by Heym, Germany
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Hwl. That German made 8x57 Sxs action must have come from the same factory as Merkel and Simson! :)
...think you are right,... again, a Simson seems to be the base....

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I saw a Purdey s x s in .240 in an auction catalogue (from the early '90's) I think. (I have a copy of at home) I will check when I get back home from my current stint in the Middle East. From memory it was designed for "Park Deer". Back then the estimated price would have been considered cheap by today's standards!
 

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A man after my own heart! I am in love with the .303 British too...despite not owning a gun in the cartridge :(

You are describing exactly what I am looking for in a double rifle, which means SxS to me. Everyone who is making small bore doubles are doing so with ridiculously short barrels. I am also looking for 26" barrels. That length is plenty handy in the woods without sacrificing round performance and accuracy.

If not the .303, I am fine with the 7x57 and the idea of a .30-30 sure is interesting, especially because I have a surplus of .30-30 right now. I saw some a double online in .357 Maximum that was built on a .410 shotgun frame, but it was in real rough shape so I had to pass. Can you imagine going after jackrabbits with that thing! I swear I also saw one once in .221 Fireball but I cannot for the life of me find another example of it.

If you really really really want a .303 British SxS rifle, I am sure Perugini & Visini will build you own, but it might cost an arm and a leg and another leg. I remember seeing a .458 Lott double they built that was a work of art and I wanted it so badly but you all talked me out of it! Damn you!

Check this out. I had my eye on it last year. Luckily for me it sold to someone else!!!
(I am referring to the Bland- see link) (NB I am in no way connected to this gentleman's business etc)

https://www.vintageguns.co.uk/category/guns/by-type/english-double-rifles-for-sale/

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Saul . A kindred spirit amongst kindred spirits (if you see what I mean)

The saving grace for me was that in the UK one has to have a "variation" to ones Firearms Certificate before buying a rifle. This can take ages (ie months and months). I have to say though somewhat frustrating, this little piece of UK law has saved me a fortune over the years and also most likely saved many a marital argument!!!

ATB
 

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Have a BSW Shul sxs in 318 WR ejector brilliant for Kudu and soon European boar when I get to Czech .....250gr 2400fps Velo Dog missed two rifles a .22rf sxs and a 303 Brit SxS ....due to lack of cash .....for months hated those vulgar bolt guns I owned for preventing me getting the doubles .....
 

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Although I own a Krieghoff double in 9,3x74R my darling is an almost 100-years old Ferlach (Hambrusch) Cape gun in 9,3x72R. Zero recoil and very good for roe deer but also for smallish boar and red deer. A short while ago I shot with it a highly unusual roe deer.
 

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Bushpig. Are you a southpaw? If so even a better find for you. If not how does she work right handed? The reason I ask is with that cheek-piece I can imagine the cast-off for a right handed shooter must me quite severe.
(Interesting Buck. Did you keep the head?)
 
 

 

 

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