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CYANIDEGENOCIDE
July 23, 2009, 06:11 PM
What type of wood is the stock of the Holland and Holland Royal Double Rifle?
http://www.hollandandholland.com/brochure/guns/royaldblrifle.htm
I am guessing its a walnut of some sort, french burl or something?
How is the wood finished to give that almost two tone appearance?

I just noticed it says its walnut and painstakingly oil finished. is that tung oil?

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Jim Watson
July 23, 2009, 06:36 PM
Traditionally French walnut, maybe Circassian or Turkish these days.

Big name oil finish is most likely linseed oil.

damien
July 23, 2009, 06:41 PM
How much would one of those rifles set you back?

rcmodel
July 23, 2009, 06:43 PM
Very high grade English walnut.
http://www.oldtreegunblanks.com/

The beautiful grain is already there.

Exactly what kind of oil finish they use is a closely guarded secret, but you can bet it is not just tung oil. All of the fine gun makers developed their own oils and methods.

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_96_214_215&products_id=2466&osCsid=6f7e565341b60da183f4269cd365b7bd

http://www.spencersguns.com/prod5.asp?ID=214&offset=&prod_id=8238

rc

Jorg Nysgerrig
July 23, 2009, 06:46 PM
How much would one of those rifles set you back?
If you have to ask....

Actually if you buy a new, off-the-shelf double rifle, it's only $171,900. If you want a bespoke (custom) model, it'll run you a bit more depending on the caliber. The website has a price list.

You can get a second hand one in .458 for a much more reasonable $75K.

CYANIDEGENOCIDE
July 23, 2009, 07:17 PM
Ugh .458 ?! why don't I just buy a splintered baseball bat. Everyone knows it needs to be a .505 gibbs minimum. ;)

2RCO
July 23, 2009, 07:25 PM
Look at the New York store they usually have a few used guns in stock and they'll be a hair cheaper still out of most folks pricerange.

They've got a Dominion(oldy but still goodie) for the low price of $42,000

I've had some dealings with Nick and the guys and the NYC store in the past and they are pretty friendly to normal schmoes, especially for folks that sell $200k guns.

http://www.hollandandholland.com/~newyork/usedguns/index.htm

db_tanker
July 23, 2009, 09:20 PM
at the very minimum a 470 NE or 500 NE.


I wish I had the money to get an old 500 BPE double. Preferably an old Purdey.


of course, there are houses that my wife and I are looking at that probably are in the same range or LESS. :) lol

Fred Fuller
July 24, 2009, 12:06 AM
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Rifles---African-Dangerous-Game-Doubles.cfm?cat_id=697&CFID=257527&CFTOKEN=67953da7481b05c7-9A3FF300-CF14-A210-2FAED039151578FF

Good list of all sorts of firearms for sale- see http://www.gunsinternational.com/ for the category list.

Some of the Merkels can be had for about $10K, I could live with that (if I had $10K to spend on a double rifle). Darn this month's American Rifleman for getting me to looking at double rifles... again ( http://www.americanrifleman.com/Default.aspx?cid=24 ).

lpl

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