What exactly makes doubles so expensive?

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by tigris115, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. crs

    crs AH Fanatic

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    "I have a two trigger Parker side by side. I would prefer one."

    All my double guns and rifles have two triggers and I like it that way.
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  2. rookhawk

    rookhawk AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    A double trigger served two purposes.

    For the shotgun: it’s how a gentleman shoots. One shot, one bird down. No other system or selector can instantaneously select whether you’re shooting an open choke for a close bird or the right choke for a long poke. A single trigger ensures you must shoot the wrong choke missing/wounding the bird before you have access to the correct (2nd) barrel.

    For the double rifle: it provides mimickry of the double shotgun. You can affordable practice with a shotgun to build instincts that help you become a better rifle shooter. That is, provided you shoot a similarly configured weapon.

    Lastly: it provides resiliency. Two springs, two barrels, two triggers, two hammers, two sears, it greatly reduces the chance of a ruined hunt. While you might have half a broken gun, you still can use it as a single shot if you have a double trigger because it’s likely half the gun still works.

    For the people that want a single trigger double gun or rifle, you’re welcome to do so. Their values are considerably lower so if you want to do it in a way that contravenes these benefits, you will pay a lot less. Just like you get a discount on anything that has a latent design flaw.
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