Thursday, May 30, 2019

4-bore double rifle by Robert Hughes

It's a sad day but it's time to move my beloved 4-bore double. Robert Hughes doubles, approximately 1890. Rifled for a conical bullet of 1882 grains (4 1/4 ounces) and 14 drams or 390 grains of powder. bore size as .970" with 28 inch barrels, 4-inch chambers, and a weight of 22 pounds (23 when loaded!). Excellent bores and shoots conicals and balls with equal accuracy with a variety of smokeless and black powder charges. The bigger the bore the more forgiving a double rifle is to accuracy. I've taken two bison with this monster. About 100 double 4-bore rifles were produced by all of the UK makers in the Victorian era. The 4 is the largest shoulder hold rifle ever made (the stories of a 2-bore are just a fabrication). Price of this rare gem is ***SOLD***

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