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shooter50
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Old Beauties

Postby shooter50 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:30 pm

My old beauties
All past their 80s :)

425 Westley Richards manufactured 1919
300 Holland and Holland (Super 30) manufactured 1935
375 H and H in Winchester Model 70 manufactured 1937
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Re: Old Beauties

Postby andy_65_in » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:04 pm

Great Guns



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Vikram
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Re: Old Beauties

Postby Vikram » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:39 pm

shooter50 wrote:My old beauties
All past their 80s :)

425 Westley Richards manufactured 1919
300 Holland and Holland (Super 30) manufactured 1935
375 H and H in Winchester Model 70 manufactured 1937


Lovely rifles!


It ain’t over ’til it’s over! "Rocky,Rocky,Rocky....."

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Re: Old Beauties

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:10 am

Great Grandpa's. Still in action. great



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Vikram
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Re: Old Beauties

Postby Vikram » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:19 pm

Shooter50,

BTW, how does the .425 feel to shoot. I was checking on the Kynamco website. It generates more energy than a .416 Rigby yet fits in a standard sized Mauser action. Must be a thumper?


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shooter50
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Re: Old Beauties

Postby shooter50 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:26 pm

Thank you Vikram
The 425 does kick a bit, more than a 404 Jeffery. I have not shot a 416 Rigby so cannot compare. Its kick is much like that of the 470 Nitro in a double rifle. My 425 is a Westley model in 28 inch barrel and that adds to the weight getting the rifle close to 10 pounds which definitely makes the recoil milder.
You are right, in their original loadings both the 425 WR and the 416 Rigby generate about 5000 ftlbs of energy.
It is a rebated rim cartridge on a standard Mauser action. A nice article on the 425 can be found here
https://www.fieldsportsmagazine.com/Rifles/a-classic-revisited.html



mohansingh
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Re: Old Beauties

Postby mohansingh » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:40 am

Beautiful rifles !! all in classic calibers. BTW Shooter what happened to your 333 double??



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Re: Old Beauties

Postby maanbirsingh » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:15 pm

shooter50 wrote:My old beauties
All past their 80s :)

425 Westley Richards manufactured 1919
300 Holland and Holland (Super 30) manufactured 1935
375 H and H in Winchester Model 70 manufactured 1937


Wow, what a collection (y)



shooter50
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Re: Old Beauties

Postby shooter50 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:44 am

mohansingh wrote:Beautiful rifles !! all in classic calibers. BTW Shooter what happened to your 333 double??

Gave it to a friend who lives abroad. still regret it though :(



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Re: Old Beauties

Postby sumbriavikramaditya » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:14 pm

Beautiful rifles. Please tell more about them, when were they acquired, from whom? They must have interesting stories with them.



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Re: Old Beauties

Postby sa_ali » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:44 pm

Lovely, would love to see more of those beauties



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Army
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Re: Old Beauties

Postby Army » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:55 am

They look great especially model 70 I was thing about buying 1 in USA but now they are made in Brazil so there garbage now the old ones are the best ones like yours.




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