William Evans .500 Nitro Express Double Rifle
Guns International #: 101360077 Seller's Inventory #:
Category: Rifles - African Dangerous Game Safari Double - Rifles - English Sporting
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Seller: Westley Richards
Company: Westley Richards
Member Since: 3/5/07
First Name: LD
Last Name: McCaa
Country: United States
Phone: (850) 677-3688
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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Completed in 1912 for Consul General Christian Thams it was built as a plain, 2nd quality boxlock ejector double rifle with 27” barrels with a raised, engine turned top rib with ramp foresight, flip up moon sight, 100 yard standing express sight with two folding leaves regulated at 200 & 300 yards. A 14 3/8” pistol grip stock with no cheek piece, grip cap and traditional recoil pad. The fixed lock, double trigger action interestingly is fitted with an automatic game safety and is engraved with a small coverage of fine scroll. The barrels are engraved; William Evans (From Purdey’s) “500 3" Solid Taper Case”
63 Pall Mall St. James’s London 80 Grs Cordite 500 Grs Soft Nose Nickel Bullet.
The rifle has been used in Africa many times and has shoots a very tidy group. See our Explora blog post for more details.
Make: William Evans
Calibre/Gauge: .500 NE
Barrel Length: 27"
Stock: Pistol Grip
LOP: 14 3/8"
Weight: 12lbs 10oz
This rifle is located in our Birmingham UK factory and would require importation through our Gulf Breeze, Florida agency, which we would handle. Costs of shipping vary but it would be around $1,000 - $1,500. There is 3.1% duty to be paid on the value of the rifle.