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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CYANIDEGENOCIDE, Jul 23, 2009.

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  1. CYANIDEGENOCIDE

    CYANIDEGENOCIDE Member

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    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?
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    Traditionally French walnut, maybe Circassian or Turkish these days.

    Big name oil finish is most likely linseed oil.
     
  3. damien

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    How much would one of those rifles set you back?
     
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    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.
     
  6. CYANIDEGENOCIDE

    CYANIDEGENOCIDE Member

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    Ugh .458 ?! why don't I just buy a splintered baseball bat. Everyone knows it needs to be a .505 gibbs minimum. ;)
     
  7. 2RCO

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    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
     
  8. db_tanker

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    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
     
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