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I guess Teddy bOy' will finally get his check.

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Curl, that's a magnificent Woodwardddddd! DDang, I think my ddddd key is drooled up again...

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Steve, thank you very much. It strikes me the same way.

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Curl - that is a very nice rifle and a very nice piece of research. I find that research such as yours helps greatly in understanding such guns. Mine shoot clays and go afield as appropriate.

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Rocketman, thanks for your comments.

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Looks like the Boss is again available, at a small premium ($7000) at Vintage Doubles.
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I believe you're right unless there are two of them with the same serial numbers. I guess every bodies got to make a living...but a killing ?

I guess Mr.Chaplin didn't realize what he had.

http://www.champlinarms.com/Default.aspx...0&GunID=745

Nice mark up.

http://www.vintagedoubles.com/inventory.php?sort=1&process=fullview&gunID=595

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Well the market will settle the real value for that gun. Asking and getting are two different things but you never know. I looked at the gun and came away feeling it was one more tired old gun which had been sleeved and refinshed too make it look like a cherry. Fancy wood raises my interest but not by that much. Still it only takes one buyer and if he is willing to wait a few years he might get the price. Others on the net seem willing to wait years to move inventory so why not one more? It will be nice eye candy to look at for the next few years, like a mid grade Lefever which has been for sale for six years by one seller. Almost a fair price now.

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Reading old threads,I came across this old post. Having sold a number of vintage U.S. military rifles I was a bit flush and saw this nice old Boss on Kirby's site. I phoned and inquired about the gun and ended up purchasing it. (it was less than the number quoted in the post). Upon receipt I checked it over and shot it with RST factory loads. I decided to keep it and a little later took it to my gunsmith to have the wood redone as the wood was very dark with oil and grime. Almost a ounce and a half of oil was extracted from the butt and forend. ( we were both surprised at that amount collected in a glass jar.) Fresh oil finish was applied and the stock head was skim bedded with agraglass to insure full contact with the action and a gentle cleaning of the metal brought out the beautiful engraving and the leather covered pad look's like new. The sleeved barrels are nicely done and the overall appearance of the gun is stunning. I shoot it well and enjoy owning a fine gun with new steel barrels suitable for nice shot or bismuth non toxic loads. Many inquires "would you sell it?" or "is it for sale?" A polite no is always my response. I'll be passing this one on to my Nephew. My first thumb lever opener and I have missed a few birds lost in looking at the intricate engraving on the action and top strap. Boss did not make very many of these back action hammer guns using the Purdey 2'nd patent thumb levers and only a very few in 16. Spoke with Kirby a short time later about another hammer gun and he remarked that over 20 calls came in just after I made the purchase. I am very pleased with this gun. I guess one man's treasure is another man's -----.

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I am curious how do you tell the difference in the first generation Purdy thumb lever and the second generation ???

I love my sleeved thumb lever Purdey rabbit gun!!! Snaps shut tight.


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