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GAME DOUBLE RIFLE BY ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. WITH CASE. Cal. 458 Win. Mag. S# 55031. (ca 1909). Bbls. 23" Chopper lump fitted w/ quarter rib holding one standing, 2 folding leaf express rear sight & matching front ramp has sm. silver bead & flip up gold night bead. Tops of bbls. engraved "Caliber .458 Win. Magnum." "Regulated for 500 Grain Solid Bullet". Bbl. flats are stamped w/ 1973 London nitro proofs for .458 Magnum at 19 tons. Bottoms of bbls. stamped w/ London nitro proof mark & "SLEEVED". Bbls. have been mono blocked & fitted w/ new tubes in this proven African heavy game caliber. Extractors have been modified in time tested fashion w/ sliding bites to engage rimless cartridge w/ positive engagement when action is closed. Case hardened Webley long bar PHV-1 boxlock action features automatic safety, bushed strikers, dbl. triggers & pivoting third fastener which engages square shouldered dolls head rib extension. Action has only line border engraving along w/ "Army & Navy C. S. L." on each side & sm. sprays of scroll around some sunburst screw heads. Buttstock of dense, relatively plain European walnut appears to be newly made at time of barrelling. Trigger guard newly fitted has sharp scroll engraving on bow & S# on tang. Stock measures 15" over black leather covered pad & features hard rubber grip cap, side panels & point pattern checkering at grip. Sling eye on toeline matches that on bottoms of bbls. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting lever release. DAH: approx. 2 7/16". DAC: approx. 1 7/8". Cast about 1/2" off. WEIGHT: 11 lbs.1 oz. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: good quality brown canvas leather trimmed case lined in green cloth has Army & Navy Gun Dept label in lid. It contains a tin oil bottle, some cleaning patches & original regulating targets showing excellent 50 yd. group; 4 shots 5/8" center to center at low portion of 3" bullseye. CONDITION: extra fine as completely refurbished. Bbls. retain over 95% "best" London reblack w/ a few scattered marks & some bleed out at joint of mono blocking. Action has over 90% recolor w/ some areas of lifting of protecting varnish. New trigger guard installed w/ restock, retains essentially all of its bright blue. Buttstock has a number of marks & scratches in its original finish. Refurbished forend wood has some marks & a small repaired crack near iron. Checkering recut. Extra fine bores are sharp & shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls. are on face. Ejectors are strong & in time. Newer case is very fine w/ some scuffs on exterior. Interior cloth has some rubs & compressions. Older label has some cracks & rubs through. This well balanced fast handling rifle is in a caliber available throughout Africa & proven on many safaris, would make an excellent companion for your next safari or a great dbl. for a professional hunter. (20-533/MGM68). CURIO. $8,500-9,500.