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BLAND, THOMAS - 500/450 #1 EXPRESS - EXCELLENT PLUS BORES - VERY NICE UNDERLEVER HAMMER RIFLE - HENRY'S PATENT STEEL BARRELS - Cased - Very Nice Wood That Remains Very Stout - 8 Lbs. 14 Oz. - 14 7/16" LOP - Still Has 25% Original Case Colors

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Double Rifle 500/450 #1 BPE $6,400.00

#9968, T. Bland & Sons, 106 Strand, London: A Thomas Bland & Sons 500/450 #1 Express Black Powder Henry Jones Hammer Underlever Double Rifle Made about 1889, 28" Henry's patent steel barrels, Full rib with 3 folding rear sights, Non-rebounding hammers, Anson Patent #15529 forend release, Full length trigger guard tang to a steel grip cap, Sling eyes, 14 7/16" LOP over a steel buttplate, 8 lbs. 14 oz., Very  nice wood, Here is a very nice solid rifle with 75% original blue on the barrels, 25% original case colors, Very solid wood both fore and aft that has had oil applied but not refinished, The checkering is still original and at 80%, The bores are excellent plus with both still at 9 1/2 and near 10 and almost look like new, It is cased in a nice brass cornered oak & leather trunk with a Bland trade label.

Thomas Bland & Sons were founded in 1840 in Birmingham and expanded to106 Strand in London in 1872. In 1900 they moved to 2 King William Street, Strand in London. This durable firm remained in business all these years, an incredible run from muzzle loaders to modern sporting guns. Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd. is to this day a viable firm, registered both in the UK and the USA and can be found on this side of the pond at www.woodcockhill.com

 
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