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Old June 15th, 2005, 05:20 PM
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Here's another funky double:






I've always liked that one. It's as weak as a SxS, but who cares. It's so funky I love it. Here's the patent drawing on it:


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Old July 1st, 2005, 03:41 PM
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I saw these pics on eBay and thought they were pretty cool:








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Old July 3rd, 2005, 10:32 AM
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olympic bowling eh?
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 10:16 PM
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you don't like bowling? )
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Old August 17th, 2005, 10:44 PM
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The Cabela's site has another funky double. Well, it's a drilling but close enough. Check out this one:




Note the orientation of the underlever and how it pivots backward. Here is a view of the underlever with the breech shut:




You can tell by the location of the forend cap when the gun is in battery that the barrels move backward horizontally as well as hinge shut. It looks to me as if that lump directly below the extractors pushes into the standing breech face after the barrels hinge shut, and then the closing of the underlever prevents the barrels from moving forward during firing. Pretty cool. I certainly haven't seen them all, but this is the first double of its type that I've seen.

And here's another view of the trigger guard:




The description for this gun reads in part, "Trigger guard, grip cap, butt plate, and underlever are all of Buffalo horn."

So I guess the early ones really were made out of horn instead of plastic. Frankly, I prefer the plastic.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:14 PM
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I found another funky double while surfing and dreaming.

Imagine an underlever Purdey hammer gun with damascus barrels. Nothing funky about it you say? Peep this:


http://photobucket.com/albums/v137/S...=PurdyBig4.jpg


Note how the stock horns go all the way forward through the bar:


http://photobucket.com/albums/v137/S...=PurdyBig7.jpg


And while there are many guns made with damascus barrels, to me damascus is inherently funky:


http://photobucket.com/albums/v137/S...PurdyBig17.jpg


Damascus just looks alive.

The wood on this gun is super nice too. Here are all of the pics:


http://photobucket.com/albums/v137/S...15.com/Purdy/?


Note how the barrel reads "J. Purdey" and not "J. Purdey & Sons."

Also note how the seller can't spell Purdey. He doesn't even know what he has. It's almost like Cabela's and Brass Pro Shops not being able to spell the names of various Krieghoffs in their inventory.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 10:22 AM
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So, we're flashing guns damascus barrels... Here is my Colt.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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So the other day I was taking a bath with my shotgun when...
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Old January 5th, 2006, 10:31 AM
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it's the standard of every western movie... never bathe without you gun. it was also the only room with direct lighting.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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Oh, and I was out of dead pheasants, quail, and doves. Also my Chesapeake was in the other room at the time.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 09:42 PM
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I'm digging the forend on your Colt. Not a splinter, but not a schnabel either. Just enough curve to be interesting.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 04:41 PM
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I just yet another funky double on the Brass Pro Shops site:


http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...2&mode=viewGun





Note the very large bolster. It basically runs diagonally from the standing breech to the forward end of the bar.

This rifle is at the Las Vegas Brass Pro store. If you're heading to Vegas for a trade show or some weekend fun, stop by and take a look.

Very funky. I love it.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 11:31 AM
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Of course, Greg in typical Politico fashion, you have managed to skew my point a bit. I knew I could count on you. What I was telling you before is that I hate how the word "elite" has somehow become derogatory. I find it incomprehensible how both ends of the political spectrum apply the word elite in a manner which is intended to cast a negative light. Be it, the volvo-driving-latte-sipping-new york times-reading liberal elite or the waspy-ivy league-old boy-corrupt-wealthy-conservative elite. To me elite is simply the best. To be elitist is to believe wholly in the best. What the fuck is wrong with that? Elitism is striving for and to be the best. I cannot grasp how both political arms of the American system while grappling for dominance find they can slander their opponent by effectively calling them superior? In addition I disregard as fallible any sort of argument which suggests that "elite" describes attitude alone. All of the examples and criteria which seem to personify "elite" to one group or the other encompass a wide range of values, emotion, history and style.

Of course I'm "elitist".
And if I'm not already, one day I hope to be "elite".

I have been totally plagiarized.
check it out:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=5536444
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Old July 11th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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I have been totally plagiarized.
check it out:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=5536444

It WASN"T me!
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Old July 11th, 2006, 10:38 PM
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LOL

What a disingenuous load of crap!

What is political about shotshells? I don't recall making any remarks about your political beliefs. I find it ironic that you are claiming that I am making a political assumption about you when using the term "elitist" while you are making one about me.

Furthermore, while I agree with you that the term "elite" has both negative and positive connotations, I don't agree with your linguist from UC Berkeley that it is the result of a right-wing conservative conspiracy to change the meanings of words. I agree with your previous posting that portrays both left and right sides of the political spectrum using the term to derogatorily describe the other.

Also, I used the term "elitist". I think if you look into it, "elitist" and "elitism" have always had pejorative meanings.

BTW-I'm sure it will surprise you to learn I get nearly 100% of my daily news from NPR and the BBC. I listen several hours a day while at work and driving to and from.
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