William Douglas & Sons .470/ Sometimes you get lucky

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by Red Leg, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. cbvanb

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    I bought a new William Douglass and Sons .470 from Cape Outfitters in 1997. They were factory regulated with Federal ammo. This wouldn’t happen to be serial number 1116 would it?
     

  2. Art Lambart II

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    Nice rifle Red, does the mean the R8 will have company on your next trip to Africa?
     
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  3. Shootist43

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    Red Leg, I just saw this thread. A lucky find indeed. Any double that shoots like that deserves a good home. How about some pics. of the rifle?
     

  4. AZDAVE

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    Red Leg nice find! Having factory ammo that shoots that well is a blessing. Have a great hunt with it.
     
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    Congrats on a beautiful rifle!!
     

  6. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    No it isn't.

    I assume you sold yours?
     
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  7. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Good question. It won't stay home, but I might use the double. I should note I have used my S2 "over there" though it is a different sort of double rifle experience (phenomenally accurate at range with scope in place).
     
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  8. cbvanb

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    Yes, at a time when I didn’t think I would be back to Africa again. I was wrong about that, and I hope to someday find my old 470. I’ve been tempted by other William Douglass doubles over the years but I really want mine back. You have a fine rifle there. I wish they were still making those doubles!
     
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  9. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    I can think of a very fine rifle and two wonderful SxS shotguns that I should never have traded or sold - can’t even remember what I received in the trade. Fortunately, I have hung onto others. Best of luck in your quest.
     
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  10. BeeMaa

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    Excellent find and congratulations.
    Glad it shoots well for you as well.

    Now you can feel at ease and sell me that Blaser S2 three-barrel set...;)
     

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