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Offline Lucky R A

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English Sporting rifle
« on: June 09, 2019, 09:02:15 PM »
        I completed the below rifle for a client a short time ago.  The client wanted a late period half stock English Sporting rifle in 54 cal. O/R barrel 34" long.   the rifle was to be equipped with double set triggers and an L & R Durs Egg lock.  He provided a video of a similar rifle, so I had a real good idea of what he wanted.  We communicated back and forth throughout the build, and he was quite pleased with the end result.   The rifle ended up weighing 7-1/4 lbs.; it is easy to carry and mounts easily.  It will make a great hunting rifle and a standout on the range.   













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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 09:09:00 PM »
“He was quite pleased” I’m sure he was! I know I would be. As much as I love the American longrifle, there is something about the fine English guns that draw me like a moth to the flame. I have original rifles and smoothbores as well as contemporary rifle and they handle like a dream. As they were hunting guns as opposed to hunting/defense/daily carry guns they tend to be in great shape. Yours is one I would be proud to own.
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 09:19:27 PM »
Nice all the way around. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 09:31:43 PM »
Wow!!!
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 10:31:04 PM »
I like it, it looks the part very well and should be a good performer too.  :)

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 11:00:50 PM »
That’s a beauty.
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 11:33:10 PM »
Very nice!
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Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 12:12:02 AM »
Beautiful work all the way around.  Really like that flat checkering - 6 LPI?
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 12:32:10 AM »
Wonderful job...Your work is top notch! 
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 01:17:54 AM »
Some of the best work I've seen; he should be happy.
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2019, 01:30:56 AM »
Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2019, 03:52:30 AM »
Very nice indeed! Nice carving and checkering on really fine wood!
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2019, 03:56:51 AM »
Love it. Wow that is gorgeous. Reminds me of the checkering and carving on Mike Brooks English rifle  #309, I think it is. (Which I saw for sale yesterday at Friendship).
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2019, 04:09:24 AM »
Really nice rifle, Ron.  Love the finish on that beautiful piece of wood.



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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2019, 04:25:21 AM »
Ron, your talent will never retire. No end to your capability. Proud of our friendship.

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2019, 05:16:20 AM »
Hi Ron,
Very nice rifle and undoubtedly a fine shooter.  The stand-up British design cannot be beat.

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2019, 05:21:57 AM »
Snazzy!  ;D

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2019, 03:20:35 PM »
Yes sir, that is a very nice rifle. Nice weight too, great to carry in the woods.

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2019, 12:48:30 AM »
An exceptionally lovely bit of work there sir.  I especially like that shell at the tang.  Super finish too.  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2019, 07:34:00 PM »
Oh my goodness, Ron.  That is an amazing rifle!!   I have always had a soft-spot for halfstock English sporting rifles and you hit that out of the park....Mick
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2019, 12:25:45 AM »
Beautiful rifle.
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2019, 07:52:12 AM »
I really believe some of the best gunsmithing in the world happens to be the people who post on this forum! So amazing! I'm continuing to be impressed everytime I come here.

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2019, 07:45:32 PM »
Very nice, Ron. Light, too.
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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2019, 07:02:05 AM »
Great looking rifle!  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: English Sporting rifle
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2019, 06:47:03 PM »
You hit this one out of the park for sure. The engraving adds so much style.
Tim