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Lot 1541: William Christian Firearms 4 Bore Falling Block Rifle

Massive William Christian Firearms 4 Bore Falling Block Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1541: William Christian Firearms 4 Bore Falling Block Rifle

Massive William Christian Firearms 4 Bore Falling Block Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $16,000
Price Realized:

Massive William Christian Firearms 4 Bore Falling Block Rifle

Manufacturer: Wm. Christian Firearms Ltd
Model: Falling Block
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 4 bore
Barrel: 24 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 654
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 370
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

The venerable 4 bore cartridge is one of the largest shoulder fired calibers ever built. Designed for dangerous game hunting in British colonial Africa and India, the 4 bore launches a 1,750 grain projectile at around 1,350 feet per second, making it capable of imparting a massive amount of energy on target. This rifle shows a ramped blade front sight, front sling stud, and rear quarter rib with fixed notch sight. The barrel is marked "WM. CHRISTIAN FIREARMS LTD. NO. 4" ahead of the rib and "4 BORE" to the left ahead of the breech. The falling block action is unadorned and features a tang mounted safety switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend and pistol grip stock with blued steel grip cap, shadowline cheekpiece, rear sling stud, and brown rubber Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. The rifle weighs in at 21 lbs. 9 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 95% original blue finish with much of the loss on the action, the finish turning plum towards the muzzle with some plum spots on the front ramp, light handling evidence, a few spots of scattered freckling, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend with slight chipping on the pistol grip. Mechanically excellent.



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