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My shipment from England came in on Saturday. Suppose to be made by Giles Whitmore for Purdey. What they used it for I wouldn't know. It has to be shot off of a bench. This is one of the strangest firearms I've ever bought. First off it weighs a whopping 20 pounds. The paradox style rifling is a removable choke is the only thing I can think of to call it. No safety and no extractor. Butt is very nicely grained and has a skeleton pistolgrip cap.

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Thanks! That was certainly an interesting write up on Giles.

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Great quote from the article: "To the English a rifle without a silencer is like an automobile without a muffler."

I like that.


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Originally Posted by Mike Harrell
What they used it for I wouldn't know.

Load testing?


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Based on the write up I would consider that it was for testing the rifling that would be at the end of the barrel. This one has a screw on rifled section that could easily be changed to test something different.

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Likely for load development and testing of the 10 bore rifled choke gun(the only one they have built I believe) pictured here:


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You'd think that they would have wanted it to have an extractor though. Time consuming to rod each round out of the barrel

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Pressure gun, no extractor cut in barrel or rim.
Wonder if the rings on the barrel are for a strain gauge?

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They feel and look like tape residue Skeettx.

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