After being lost 60 years, Nash Buckingham’s Superfox legendary Superfox shotgun resurfaced and was auctioned off at slightly over $200,000.
I’m not a Safari Club International member but the moneyed are probably familiar with this place:
If Holland and Holland is first choice and Purdey is my second, then Westley Richards is third in my book for double rifles. Of course any one would do.
Another British shotgun maker of note.
They refurbish old shotguns at a fraction of the cost of new.
They bought the tooling and rights to make the Winchester Model 21 and they make them better than the original.
They also make a number of other high end shotguns.
If Holland and Holland is the number one name I associate with double rifles, then Purdey is number two. From an aesthetics profile, I prefer the more classic lines of the Purdey over the Holland.
Purdey coined the term Nitro. If a genie granted me the wish of a double rifle, it would be difficult but I would probably ask for a Purdey in .470 NE over a Holland. From what I can gather, Holland does not make doubles in .470 caliber.
Holland & Holland is the name I associate with double rifles. To me, it is the most glamorous and most desirable name double rifle. What I didn’t realize is that Holland and Holland doesn’t offer the rifle in the caliber I would want.
I’ll never be able to afford one short of winning the Powerball. Looking however is always free.