Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3598: R.B. Rodda Express Double Rifle with Scope

Auction Date: December 4, 2016

Engraved R.B. Rodda Express Double Rifle with Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Engraved R.B. Rodda Express Double Rifle with Scope

Manufacturer: Rodda
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 450/400
Barrel: 25 7/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1632
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 212
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

The action has floral scroll engraving that incorporates big game animals on the sides of the "R.B. RODDA" marked receiver. The right side of the receiver has a tiger, and the left side of the receiver has a bear. The trigger guard has a stag. The action has double triggers and a manual tang safety. Equipped with a high ramp blade front sight and fixed notch rear sight on a quarter rib that has an added scope mount. Included with the gun is a Leupold 1.5-5x20mm scope. The barrels are marked "R.B. RODDA & Co. 2 WELLESLEY PLACE CALCUTTA & 50 STAFFORD St BRINMINGHAM" and "FOR CORDITE .450/400 3" CASE." The barrel flats are proofed and are marked "CORDITE 55-400 MAX/400EX." Sling eyelets are mounted on the underside of the barrels and buttstock. Mounted with a nicely figured and multi-point checkered forearm and pistol grip stock featuring an engraved grip cap, blank silver initial oval, cheekpiece and solid recoil pad. Length of pull is 14 5/8 inches. The contemporary canvas covered takedown case with leather corner protectors is lined in green felt and has a period R.B. Rodda label affixed to the inside of the lid. Also with the rifle is a J. Purdey & Sons oiler and express leaf rear sight.

Rating Definition:

Very good as completely refinished. The barrels retain most of the refinished blue finish showing a few minor handling marks and sporadic pitting under the finish. The receiver has a bright appearance. The remaining metal surfaces have a balance of smooth brown and gray patinas. The refurbished wood is fine showing limited minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine showing some minor handling/storage wear overall.

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