Monday, November 10, 2014

Arrived...





13 comments:

mdmnm said...

Lovely! Details?
The rebounding hammers don't look terribly tall, but then the fences make me think it is an earlier gun but I don't know enough to get beyond there. Very nice wood, too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve

Sharing your Joy!- nothing like shooting a fine English s/s double with "Ears" to guide your aim!!

As you said in an earlier post- "There's always a way... "

Happy hunting

JohnnyUK

Steve Bodio said...

More when I get back but: 16, mechanically perfect, fit same; VERY early, probably converted from pinfire; hammers DO lie down flat, tho' non- rebounding locks. No generalizations work with things as individual as London guns...

Tom Hardy said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

***Sigh….***
Jim Cornelius
www.frontierpartisans.com

Franklin said...

A most elegant shooter!
Add some bespoke Jermyn St. knickers and Vibram-soled 'Lobbs, you'll be good to go...

Harry Hill said...

How did you manage this? It looks like second mortgage would be involved. It really won't be complete though until you take a quail or two with it

Steve Bodio said...

It was relatively cheap; archaic design features, and a nice old hammer 10 bore in trade, plus change, from an honest dealer. I could not afford anything that took MONEY. You learn a few tricks...

Steve Bodio said...

PS Quail is open and yes, that too (;-))

Harry Hill said...

Beautiful, I'm pretty happy to know someone with a gun like this. Too bad I'm not close enough to help you chase some quail. Good luck and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Bodio,
I know that it's not related to this post but I couldn't wait!
Would you please say that what's the difference between "eagle hunter" & "eagle hawker".
Are they just synonym?
by the way please wright a book about the essence of falconry and nation's perspectives toward it. after you nobody could do it.
Thanks
Ali

Harry Hill said...

Having never had a double with a splinter forearm I am very curious about shooting one. Does the forearm rest on your hand, do you grab the barrels? If so do you wrap the barrels with leather to protect your hands from the heat of multiple shots. As you can tell I've never owned a best or even good gun but I have owned a few fair guns.

Steve Bodio said...

Hold around the barrels. They usually don't get hot in the US-- if they do, a hand guard helps.