Darwin Hensley and Thierry Duguet custom Browning Model 1885 .22 Hornet. Outstanding in every respect, serial 04513NR2L7 takes form from a factory barreled action – the barrel a gracefully-tapering octagon light sporter (24-inch, .575-inch muzzle diameter) with a flat muzzle and a deep crown. Not provisioned for open sights, it wears factory-supplied mounts (made for Browning by Burris, the Pos-Align rings secure either a 1-inch or 30mm scope). STOCK: Stamped “D. Hensley” inside the forend, every aspect of design and execution is flawless. The forend is capped with an ebony tip and dressed with borderless 26 lines-per-inch checkering. The petite stock is accented with a skeleton grip cap, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a smooth steel butt plate with timed screws. The figure of the wood itself is nearly beyond description, a combination of end-to-end rich and rolling figure, crossing grain and swirls of burl. ENGRAVING: Thierry Duguet utilized the entire receiver as a canvas. The right side presents a silver running wolf and the left a gold bugling bull elk bust, both in relief and emerging from an intricate scroll background. The action incorporates addition gold scroll along the top and sides. The pattern also flows over the mounts, graces the forend oval and riots along the lever. The skeleton grip cap is accented with delicate gold wire and a complementary geometric design that first appears on the lower shoulders of the action and sides of the lever. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with mounts) is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Both metal and wood are approximately 98 percent, with modest indications of careful use from a trip or two afield and a slight hint of tarnish on the shoulders and border of the grip cap.