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A CUSTOM 450/400 3 1/4" N. E. SIDELOCK EJECTOR - ACTION by KEITH THOMAS, an ACTIONER at PURDEY - BARRELS by ARTHUR SMITH, BARREL MAKER to the TRADE in ENGLAND - Stocked by Nate Heineke in Laramie, Wyo. - Engraved by Jim Blair in Glenrock, Wyo. - Nitro Proved in Birmingham

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Double Rifle 450/400 3 1/4" N.E. $27,950.00

#33 A 450/400 3 1/4" N. E. Custom Sidelock Ejector with the Back-Lock Action Made by Keith Thomas, an Actioner at Purdey and was with Westley Richards. The 26" Chopper Lump Barrels were done by Arthur Smith, a barrel maker to the trade in England. The action is a Holland style back action lock with a screw grip third bite. The barrels with a 1/4 rib, 1 standing & 2 folding gold lined rear sights and a dolls head with third bite. The action body with a bolstered frame, bushed strikers, extended top strap over the comb, a rolled trigger guard edge for the right hand and the trigger guard tang extends to the grip cap. Nate Heineke from Laramie, Wyoming did the well-executed classic stock using a very nice piece of wood. It has a shadowline cheekpiece, steel engraved trapdoor grip cap with a spare front sight blade, point pattern checkering and 14 15/16" lop over a 3/4" leather pad. It has 85% coverage of very well-cut rose & scroll engraving done by Jim Blair from Glenrock, Wyoming. The splinter forend with an Anson frontal release, the action body is color hardened, it is at 10 lbs. 7 oz. and was nitro proved in Birmingham, England about 2010. JJ Perodeau at Champlin Firearms then regulated it using 68 to 69 1/2 gr. of RL15, CCI 210M primer, backer rod filler, 400 gr. Woodleigh bullets and it will produce 1" to 1 1/4" accuracy at 50 yards and will do just over 2" at 100 yards. It has been shot about 90 rounds and this piece remains overall at 98% condition as finished in 2012. The bores remain as new. Here is a true custom double rifle with the total execution of an English Best Sidelock.

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