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Chicago
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:44 am  Reply with quote
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Every time I look at this website I see this marvelous Boss side lever gun for sale. I am not a buyer in the $29,000 price range, but the gun needs a new home. Somebody out there must collect expensive guns.

http://www.hillrodandgun.com/picture.php?id=12974

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:22 pm  Reply with quote
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That sure looks like a beautiful gun.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:17 pm  Reply with quote
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Kind of underwhelming wood for a $15k gun. Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:08 pm  Reply with quote



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That sidelever in the safe would likely scratch my Nitro Special.

No can do.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:26 am  Reply with quote
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UncleDanFan wrote:
Kind of underwhelming wood for a $15k gun. Confused


That's what I was thinking .
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:06 am  Reply with quote
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The price is $29,000 and I paid less than that for my first house.
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Dave in Maine
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:59 am  Reply with quote



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A friend and hunting partner is a gunsmith. He currently has a Boss in his shop. Now that the internals (the single trigger) have been brought back to working properly again he'll be spending time this winter restocking it.
I was privileged to handle and examine it in detail with him a few weeks ago. My comments:
1. the internal fit, finish and engineering are simply astonishingly good. Perfect, and all done by hand.
2. Boss guns have a well-earned reputation for durability. My friend remarked that one of the leading English shotshell manufacturers had purchased one new many years ago for use testing their shells. It had shot literally hundreds of thousands of shells - perhaps into the millions - without hiccup and without ever going back to a gunsmith or the factory for repairs.
3. the exterior workmanship is mind-bogglingly perfect.

The wood he'll be putting on this gun is much more interesting than the wood on the one in the ad. But one has to remember that wood choice is something the purchaser of a bespoke gun, like a Boss, can get involved in. Not everyone goes for exhibition-grade marble cake or honey and smoke. A matter of taste.

If I had $29k lying around, and I don't, I probably wouldn't be spending it on one gun. But someone else will. Here's to giving it a good home.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:55 pm  Reply with quote
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I have a good friend that collected Londonís Best guns and over the years I shot most of them. The one I always liked the best was a Boss 12 bore from the early 1900ís. It was magnificent and it just kept swinging itself on a crossing shot. It also had straight grain wood and many guns of the Elizabethan period had straight grain wood with lots of mineral streaking.

Here is a nice example of straight grained wood on a early Purdey. To my eye it is exceptional, but others may find it plain.


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Mike
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:33 pm  Reply with quote
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Love that wood.
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