Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Sweet!

A 2.2-lb. double rifle in .22 Hornet.

Some things just need no particular reason for being.



(H/T to Og.)

30 comments:

Ed Foster said...

I'm speechless. Thank you.

dubber308 said...

Beautiful rifle! But I just could not picture myself taking something like that to the gopher fields, I might scratch it.

Mikee said...

No purpose? I beg to differ. This double rifle is perfect for those safaris in which tiny, flying pink elephants are the primary trophy desired. I have heard that they are best hunted using a single malt scotch in large quantities as a lubricant.

Steve - The Firearm Blog said...

I disagree ... it has plenty of purpose. That would make an awesome small game rifle :)

Turk Turon said...

Beautiful!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I would love to have that rifle for small game. What beautiful gun.

zeeke42 said...

Seems like the perfect rifle for hunting killer rabbits.

HTRN said...

That is magnificent! A double is the ideal tool to stop those bull squirrels at full charge. :)

I wonder what they cost, but I'm a little afraid to ask.

NattyBumpo said...

That is CLEARLY one of those, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" rifles. But HEY, I'll point the family to the page and remind them that the birthday is coming soon! I could never get them to pop for a Harley, but they might go for this.

Nat

Mossyrock said...

"I could never get them to pop for a Harley, but they might go for this."

I'll bet the Harley is cheaper....

Anonymous said...

What weight bullets for hummingbirds?

Matt G said...

Hey, Anonymous? Don't underestimate the .22 Hornet. It is probably the most efficient centerfire cartridge there is. 40g .22 bullets at about 2900 fps, in cartridges that you can fit 10 of in a 35mm film canister, are just awesom as a quiet varmint round. Accurate, quiet, and, in the instance of a certain 200 lb sow that I popped offhand at about 80 yards once, surprisingly lethal.

WANT.

Matt G said...

(Oops. Sorry. Didn't realize that the mker called it a Hummingbird.) ;)

Jack said...

Just wondering. We Canucks are familiar with metric - Imperial conversion errors. 2.2 kilograms = 4 lb. 14 oz. which is much more reasonable. Still a very sweet piece.

NattyBumpo said...

I have also wanted to get a Drillings in .22 Hornet and 28 guage. I can find .22lr and .410, and then all the bigger models that end up with either 20 or 12's on them. But as I tell my girls, "it is good to want things."

And Mossyrock, they always tell me I'll get killed on the bike.

Nat

Matthew said...

Who's up for a safari into Darkest Caerbannog?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCI18qAoKq4

Roberta X said...

Oh, my...

...WANT....

WANTWANTWANT!

That is all.

og said...

Did y'all click on the "more photos" link and see the heavily engraved versions?

RWC said...

Beautiful

reflectoscope said...

Show me one in a practical finish with a believable price tag, and we might talk.

Jim

Rabbit said...

That's the ideal rifle for rogue prairie dog charges.

Same tactic as for cape buffalo; aim just below the horns, between the running lights.

Regards,
Rabbit.

N.M. L. jr said...

What no suggestion to "lets get the cammo paint and put a laser on that thang....."

it is a sweet looking piece of work tho.........

SpeakerTweaker said...

WOW. After looking through all the "More Pictures" section...

That has got to be one of the most beautiful rifles I have ever seen, in any caliber. That is absolutely remarkable.

And the sonata playing in the background helps sell it as much:)



tweaker

Kristopher said...

I want the four bore double on the last page of the set.

Roberta X said...

...I just want the engraved one. I will put it over my bed and dream about it.

Anonymous said...

Looked over the inventory and the 'sold' -- an innovative lad. The Euro's turn out some work quite worthy for the declining years of the New Victorian Age.

elmo_iscariot said...

I've often thought that in my fantasy billion-dollar-lottery gun battery, I'd have to have a custom Ruger No. 1 in .22lr. The idea of kitting out in khakis and a pith helmet, trudging for hours through the underbrush, shouldering my great falling-block rifle, and letting forth a mighty *pak* before working the lever and ejecting that little brass shoelace-end...

Rick said...

Sweet. I have a BRNO ZH-307 Combination Gun, which is .22 Hornet over 12 gauge. It makes a fine small game gun.

For an interesting follow-on to that, check out this story about making your own: http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/760101804/m/3761057511

Bailey is an ABS Mastersmith, so the fact that he forged his own damascus for the action isn't that surprising.

trainer said...

Hofer's guns run 100 - 300K without the fancy engraving that can triple the price.

So for the price of 3 Corvettes you can have this puppy.

E said...

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