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A Double's Gun Guru

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by TIKI2RUBICON, May 23, 2011.

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  1. TIKI2RUBICON

    TIKI2RUBICON TS Member

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    For all who believe they are double's gurus. To date, what is the most expensive and rarest double ever produced? I find very few double's shooters know this where I shoot.
    Sincerely,
    Joshua Cox
     
  2. kiv-c

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    Well, I'm not sure about the most expensive, but I'm pretty sure the rarest is the 28 gauge LC Smith owned by the descendents of the Hunter family. Only one was ever produced.

    The L.C. Smith Resurrected (1970) by Gerald R. Hunter. Gun Digest, Volume 24, Pages 216-221.


    Marlin's 1968 reintroduction of the L.C. Smith shotgun is the focus of the article. It includes a discussion of the pros and cons of the new gun along with several black and white photographs of the "new" shotgun and some of the earlier Hunter Arms models. It has a photo of the author and Verna Hunter Wadsworth and her husband Clair. Clair was production manager of the old Hunter Arms, and he designed the L.C. Smith single barrel trap gun. Clair, or Waddy, is holding the only 28 gauge L.C. Smith ever made.


    I'd hazard a guess that the most expensive double ever produced was a Purdey of some kind...

    Kiv
     
  3. ljutic73

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    H&H, Purdey and some of the new examples by Luciano Bosis are priced in the stratusfere...all depends on how much fancy your willing to pay for...
     
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    probably bespoke for some Saudi Prince with about 6 pounds of gold inlayed.
     
  5. TIKI2RUBICON

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    Enough stabbing in the dark, here you go. Although some have given rare guns, here is a prime example of the rarest and most expensive double in the world. During the Great Depression, Parker AH decided to make some of the most expensive doubles. Three were made prior to problems. Two are in museums, the other is in a private collector's hands. The Parker A1 Invincible. If you could find this firearm at auction, with the desire to purchase it, make sure you have a full ink pen, that check will contain seven zeros before the decimal point. http://parkerguns.org/pages/grades/Grade9.html?INV=View+Invincible+Pictures, citing: Field & Stream
    Joshua Cox
     
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