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3199
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*THE FIRST GARBI DOUBLE RIFLE, A SIDELOCK EJECTOR IN 375 H&H WITH CASE.

SN GA27-06-001-96. Cal. 375 H&H. 25″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib holding single standing leaf express rear sight. Transition to mid rib has foliate engraving, as does ramp to silver bead front sight. Tops of bbls are engraved “ARMAS GARBI SPAIN” and “WILLIAM LARKIN MOORE & CO WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA NO. 1”. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, Spanish proofs, and caliber. Ejectors are fitted with spring loaded detents for rimless case. Case hardened sidelock action with reinforcing bolsters, features automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved in classic Purdey inspired rose and scroll with makers name on bottom. Beaded trigger guard has scroll on bow and last portion of SN on tang. Nicely marbled, dense, European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown Decelerator pad, and features elongated drop points, point pattern checkering with dbl line border at grip, and gold oval engraved “W L M” on toe line. Matching long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Wood in bbl channel is stamped “001”. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Cast: approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Tan leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy felt and has embroidered Garbi label on lid. Case holds exterior case straps. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few light handling and assembly marks, most notably a small double ding on cheekpiece. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. A well balanced, fine handling, double rifle in what most regard as the finest all around caliber ever. 50594-87 MGM54 (22,500-37,500) – Lot 3199

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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