All good questions - Rep told me .450 NE - I figured .450 NE 3.25", but I'll make sure to specify. For this price I am guessing it is a pretty bare bones modelEvery little detail matters. Those pictures only tell us that it is a used gun. Is it a 450NE, or a 450-400 3”, or a 450-400 3-1/4”? That matters. Is it an extractor or ejector gun? What’s the length of pull and length of barrels? When was it made by Heym and what ammo was it regulated to shoot? Is that factory ammo still available for which it was originally regulated? Why are they selling it off? (Return/warranty?)
I bought a brand new Rizzini 479 NE with engraving g for $10,100 and absolutely love it. Each barrel shoots within one inch at 50 yards. I would not over pay for either gun you are looking forLooking for a good used .470 NE double rifle. Would like to stick to Merkel, Krieghoff, or Heym - I am on a budget of 10-12k which I doubt will afford me any fancy engravings.
When I bought my K gun I looked at used and only found rifles with extractors not ejectors. It will take some time but you will find one. DSC’s monthly has classifieds that include some great rifles like you are looking for.Looking for a good used .470 NE double rifle. Would like to stick to Merkel, Krieghoff, or Heym - I am on a budget of 10-12k which I doubt will afford me any fancy engravings.
You can buy with confidence from Chris Sells at Heym USA. He is reliable and trustworthy.
If you have limited knowledge of double rifles, I would recommend that you buy from a professional rather than a private individual (unless this individual is a well known credible AH member ).
The implied and explicit - if you make it part of the deal - warranty when buying from Chris Sells at Heym, or JJ Perodeau and George Caswell at Champlin Arms, or a few others nationwide, is well worth considering...
In addition to considering Merkel, Krieghoff, or Heym (I own a K Gun myself) I would suggest you also consider Chapuis and Verney Carron. They are every bit as good as the three German makers, and many would find them aesthetically more pleasing because more traditional looking.
I would also strongly suggest you give a long hard look at a Blaser S2 if you find one in this price range. Traditional they are not, but indestructible good shooters they are...
I agree with chashardy. You will search high and low for a better deal than a brand new Chapuis with lifetime warranty from Champlin Arms. Sure it is $900 more than the price you mention, but well worth the money.............
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