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This unique rifle is made from S7 air hardening tool steel that has a tensile strength of 320,000 psi; You turn the barrels a 1/4 turn, slide them forward 1 1/8" and the barrel weight allows them to hinge with ease, This motion activates the extractor that lifts the fired cases an inch from the chambers, You reverse that to close the smooth action, It has large locking lugs that connect the breech and barrels with total rigidity, It is with 26" extractor barrels, 1/4 rib, Hoenig machined adjustable rear sight, Hinged front sight protector that has a spring actuated lock, Removable front sight with a spring actuated lock, Hoenig quick detachable single lever scope mount made from S7 tool steel, Leupold 1.5 x 5, Bushed strikers with firing pins that are in line with the bores, Double triggers, A rotary safety that cams back the strikers and blocks them, 2 piece forend to each side of the barrels with near full coverage checkering. Engraved trapdoor grip cap, Shadowline cheekpiece, 14 3/16" LOP over a 1" pad, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 8 lbs. 3 oz. and 9 lbs. 4 oz. with the Leupold, Nice wood with nice color, Very well cut engraving by Owen Bartlett with about 45% coverage, It is capable of putting 4 shots into 3/4" at 100 yards, Overall on both wood and metal the gun remains at 94-95% original, The bores are as new.
In the 1960's George Hoenig worked for Pachmayr and a stint at Weatherby. The American custom rifle & shotgun stockers soon became aware of his influence when he built the incredible stock duplicating machine that held tolerances of .0005". The genius of George Hoenig started building these Rotary Round Actions in the early 1990's. His first was a very neat Vierling in 20 x 20 x 5.6-50R & 22 L.R. To this day you can get 20-28 or 410 shot barrels, combination rifle & shot barrels or a big bore in 450 N.E. Everyone I have seen displays immaculate workmanship, finesse and mechanics that draw attention in every gun circle anywhere on this planet. The toughest, most versatile, hard-core watch in the world is a Timex Ironman, but wearing one of these ugly timepieces makes you look like a substitute gym teacher, this gun makes you look like an astute advanced rifleman. There are double rifles and then there are serious double rifles. For unabashed hunting pleasure, this gun is much more than a shooting device.