This is a
wonderful gun built I believe back in the early 1980's by
Bruce LePage. If you talk with any gunsmith who has
built a double gun like this, most will say that one was
enough. They are very time consuming and difficult to
get the locks and barrels inlet properly. To reuse an
old set of barrels is also difficult. You have to cut
the old threads off the breech, rethread, fit new plugs,
make a tang to fit, rebore and refinish the barrels all
while you are praying the old solder holding them
together won't come loose. Just finding a good set of
barrels is getting harder these days. Most are beat up
and pitted beyond use. Ed Rayl can make a nice set of
barrels but they won't be damascus, will cost about
$1000 and take over a year to get. This is why there
aren't more double flints being made.
locks are by Cochran and come with extra main and
frizzen springs. The mounts are steel with a rust blued
finish. The 30½" long barrels in 10 gauge
are original damascus barrels that have been re-breeched
and bored with a new hook tang made to fit. They still
have the Birmingham proofs on the bottom. It
has gold bands inlayed at the breech. The
wood is a wonderful piece of English walnut with
beautiful figure. The checkering is hand cut. If you have ever tried to checker a gun,
you will appreciate the work involved in doing it
properly. The ramrod
has an original style capped worm at the bottom end.
There is a silver inlay on the bottom of the stock with
a monogram engraved which could be re-engraved.
Overall an exceptionally nice gun for any collection or
to take to the range. The gun is slightly used with
minor wear to the frizzens and the bores are in excellent
condition. The wood is excellent with just a few very
minor dents from handling over the years. Very light and well balanced. The
pictures will tell you more.
From what I have heard, Bruce
LePage no longer builds guns and is strictly an engraver
Weight is 8 lbs.
Pull is 14½" to