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Old 06-16-2021, 04:16 PM
Mazryonh Mazryonh is offline
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Lightbulb Al Pacino's Colt 1991A1 handgun from "Heat" is up for sale.

Apparently it's being sold for a "cool $100,000".
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Old 06-17-2021, 12:53 AM
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Whew. Just a little out of my budget. If I actually had $100,000 to spend on a firearm I would buy a custom made double barreled rifle from Westley Richards in caliber 470 Nitro Express with drop locks, single trigger and 25" barrels.
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Old 06-17-2021, 12:27 PM
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If I actually had $100,000 to spend on a firearm I would buy a custom made double barreled rifle from Westley Richards in caliber 470 Nitro Express with drop locks, single trigger and 25" barrels.
Why would you prefer just a single trigger for a double-barrelled rifle? Would a bolt-action rifle in that caliber be more practical?
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:55 PM
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Why would you prefer just a single trigger for a double-barrelled rifle? Would a bolt-action rifle in that caliber be more practical?
If you are using it for hunting, double rifles are still a pretty big thing as they allow you an immediate follow up shot as quick as you can pull the trigger. This is especially important if you are hunting something that can also kill you.

As for the triggers a single trigger is generlly regarded as faster, and in the case of a failed first shot you just pull it again rather than having to shift to another trigger. You just need to make sure that the single trigger is mechanically switched rather than inertia switched, as with the latter if you have a dud round (or empty first chamber) the trigger will not switch to the second barrel automatically.
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:46 AM
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If you are using it for hunting, double rifles are still a pretty big thing as they allow you an immediate follow up shot as quick as you can pull the trigger. This is especially important if you are hunting something that can also kill you.

As for the triggers a single trigger is generlly regarded as faster, and in the case of a failed first shot you just pull it again rather than having to shift to another trigger. You just need to make sure that the single trigger is mechanically switched rather than inertia switched, as with the latter if you have a dud round (or empty first chamber) the trigger will not switch to the second barrel automatically.
Bullseye. Additionally the drop locks allow you to replace the lock-work if it should break and you are several hundred miles out in the bush and far away from the nearest gunsmith. Finally, double barreled rifles are just very very cool.
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Old 06-19-2021, 11:17 PM
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If you are using it for hunting, double rifles are still a pretty big thing as they allow you an immediate follow up shot as quick as you can pull the trigger. This is especially important if you are hunting something that can also kill you.

As for the triggers a single trigger is generlly regarded as faster, and in the case of a failed first shot you just pull it again rather than having to shift to another trigger. You just need to make sure that the single trigger is mechanically switched rather than inertia switched, as with the latter if you have a dud round (or empty first chamber) the trigger will not switch to the second barrel automatically.
I understand. It's just that I'm used to seeing double-barrelled shotguns with two triggers.

Anyone here still a big enough fan of the movie Heat to actually think about buying this screen-used handgun?
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