I've one more bpe double to offer for sale. A Powell .500 bpe from the 1870s with a copy of the Powell ledger page. What a rifle when it was new!!
W. Powell .500 black powder express, 1874. Number 47xx. price is: SOLD.
H.M. Surand, Esq. Our patent action central fire express double rifle with laminated stele barrels 28 inches long. Henry's patent rifling, taking Eley's .500 size 3 inch Boxer cartridge, 120 grains no 6 and express bullet. Our patent strikers, back action locks, bolted. Sights flush 1,2,3,4, 1st standing. Pistol hand stock. With ezra main springs, xxx spring and slide to action, brass mould and stick for paper. Best solid leather case with cleaning rod, bristle and wire brushes, jag and loop, sling. 100 Eley's express cartridges 120 grains. 8 3/4 pounds, Bartram's patent filler and lock. price: 39.14.
60% Damascus finish on barrels, excellent and shiny bores. Stock finish very good to excellent. 30% very fine engraving on action, no case colors remain. Unusual feature is on each striker is the word "loaded" when the hammers are pulled back.
340 grain bullet and 50 grains of IMR 4198 has a 3 inch group at 50 yards.