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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Beautiful guns but way out of my price range.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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A lotta work goes into one of those. The engraving is cool.
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In 1998, I had the privilege of holding a .410 double shotgun at their store in NYC. At that time, the price was $71,500 US. The gentleman said there are approximately 1,200 hours in each firearm. And that is just the basic model. Much of the work is done by hand- barrels, he said, were done by draw filing. Engraving and inlays are extra $$$ and time. That's one of those things that if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it.
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Guess you wouldn't want to walk thru the brush and shoot it, either.

I have a Weatherby 12g slug gun that has wood so pretty that all I do is take it out of the safe occasionally and look at it. And it's only worth a very very small fraction of one of those.

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People who buy H&H firearms don't worry about carrying it in the brush. Money isn't a concern to them. Like a Rolls-Royce- it was meant to use and enjoy.
BTW, the H&H store had a couple of duplicate rifles like Teddy Roosevelt used on his safari inn the early 1900s. They were owned by a lady in her 60s who decided that she was getting too old to go back to Africa on safari. So, they had them on consignment for the lady.
BTW, my complements on storing firearms in a safe. Really, the only way to store them. I found out the hard way.
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