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When modern nitro express cartridges replaced black powder rifles for dangerous game, gunmakers worked to develop the ideal double rifle: one that would handle like a shotgun, be fast and instinctive to use and with the strength to weight ratios necessary to fire powerful cartridges and heavy bullets.

The ‘Royal’ double rifle is built to the very best standards, as befits the name. The bolstered action, introduced just after World War One, is elegant and strong. Back-action locks allow for a solid bar, adding rigidity and weight where it is most needed. The articulated front trigger guards against bruising and our patent ejector system is simple and reliable.

Available in any rimless, flanged or belted calibre, with individually regulated chopper-lump barrels and time-proven locks, bolts and ejectors, Theodore Roosevelt’s comment, “I do not believe there is a better weapon for heavy game”, stands true today. Where the game is close and the perfect shot must be taken in an instant, the ‘Royal’ double rifle is the best in the world.

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Royal Double Rifle

The 'Royal' Double Barrel Rifle


Calibres: GBP Flanged, belted or rimless designs from 7mm to .700. GBP
Action: GBP Back-action and bolstered, hand-detachable sidelock design. Two triggers - the front hinged, extended top strap, with a manual or automatic safety. GBP
Barrels: GBP 22" to 26" (56cm to 66cm) chopper-lump, with traditional sling loop, wide-V rearsight with one folding leaf, combined moon-protector foresight, regulated to stipulated distance and client specified ammunition and bullet weight. GBP
Stock: GBP Selected walnut, polished and oiled finished to the individual’s measurements, with pistol grip and a cap box for spare foresight, cheekpiece, recoil pad, an optional gold oval engraved with initials or crest. GBP
Engraving: GBP Traditional ’Royal’ scroll engraving pattern; colour-hardened or bright finish, the rifle’s serial number engraved or inlaid in gold. GBP
Rifle weights: GBP Weights depend upon the bore and the specification but the following may be helpful as a guide: GBP
.300 H&H GBP from 8lb 10oz (3.90kg) GBP
.375 H&H GBP from 9lb 6oz (4.30kg) GBP
.500/.465 H&H GBP from 10lb 2oz (4.60kg) GBP
.500/3" N.E. GBP from 10lb 13oz (4.90kg) GBP
.577 GBP from 13lb 6oz (6.07kg) GBP
The 'Royal' Double Barrel Rifle



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