Joseph Lang & Son .470 Nitro Express double rifle. Serial 14644 is a wonderful London rifle which was refurbished by Turnbull about 10 years ago. Features include 26-inch barrels topped by a full-length matte rib with integral raised front ramp. The front sight itself has been filed fine for daylight duty, with the pop-up night sight having seen service in low light as well as when closing on dangerous game. The dovetail-mounted rear sight has one fixed and two folding express leafs (marked 100/200/300), each with a sighting line. Additional features include double triggers, extractor, mechanical safety and traditional (pancake) cheekpiece with shadow line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15 inches with attached orange pad, and an included Pachmayr Old English pad would reduce LOP .50-inch if installed. Drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is slight – maybe .20-inch. CONDITION: Barrels are tight on face. Bores are strong, with only the slightest wear and roughness showing. Extractor, triggers and safety all operate properly. Barrel, guard, opening lever, tang and grip cap blue all stand at about 97 percent, and all markings remain strong. Action colors are rich and bright, with only the slightest handling evidenced in the clear sealing coat. Maker’s name and engraving accents are sharp. Wood finish is about 97 percent as well and wood integrity is about 95 percent to account for the scattering of small scratches and field impressions. The forend locking lever is slightly loose. INCLUSIONS: Older takedown case with added maker’s label and replacement straps is in worn condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.
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