Manufactured in Belgium by Marcel Thys & Sons, manufacturers of fine quality double rifles and shotguns from 1960 to 2004. The huge blued steel barrels feature a ramped blade front sight and a rear quarter rib with three leaf (one standing, two folding) rear sight and "M. Thys & Sons, Belgium" inlaid in gold script. The equally massive bolstered sidelock action is unadorned aside from the Belgian proofmarks on the watertable and features double triggers, bushed firing pins, and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered beavertail forend with a rotary lever release. The pistol grip stock is of equal beauty and features a blued steel grip cap, teardrop carved flats, raised shadowline cheek piece, and a leather wrapped recoil pad. While 4 bore rifles did eventually get out paced by their nitro powder cousins, rifles such as this are hard to beat on cool factor alone, not to mention the fact that, while maybe not as modern ballistically, they still pack an incredible punch from a shoulder fired rifle and will lay low any quarry on the planet.
Very fine, retaining 98% original blue finish with scattered minor spotting, a patch of oxidation on the right barrel flat with matching spot on the watertable, and minor handling evidence. There is a pressure mark on the underside of the stock, otherwise the wood is very fine with a few minor handling marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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