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Thanks @Tanks. Do you know which Birmingham make built the gun? I will send you a PM. Maybe you can put him in touch with me? I do wish it had ejectors.If $37,500 is in your wheelhouse I know someone selling a Army & Navy .470 NE on another web site. It is a Webley long-bar action with a doll’s head 3rd bite, 28” bbls, 14.5” LOP, weighs 12#, and extractors. He had JJ Perideaux check it out a few years back. Asking price is $19,000. I am sure he will deal.
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I'm as well looking for a 500 N.E., and received a lot of great correspondence from members here in the interest of Double's ... I came across this VC for $15,500. ? I really don't know if this is priced right, etc .. However, these VC's are beautiful, and this is no exception!
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a typical vintage French/Italian/Spanish double. Worth some amount similar to original purchase price or less. (A fraction of asking price) looking at these vintage VCs I cant believe anyone thinks these are in the same quality as a heym or the lowest quality British doubles?
I answered you offline in more detail. Would I buy it to use myself? No. Would I buy it as an investment for $8000 to sell to someone that thinks beretta shotgun = great, therefore beretta double rifle = great, I'd then flip it for $12,000 a few years later or barter it for an English gun I would shoot? Sure. The problem with this flip it strategy, exploiting the naivety of a shotgun shooter that recognizes beretta as a brand, is that the current seller is trying that same approach, only asking $37,500 rather than the sellable value (overpriced to me) of $12,000. That is a bare-nothing, likely unregulated (see the wedge still there?) border engraved beretta. And it has long barrels that make it harder to market.
For $37,500 or anything over $30,000 you're able to get into truly exceptional double rifles. I sent you a link of what you can get at that type of pricepoint for illustrative purposes.