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buckstix
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The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin
      #339382 - 25/03/20 09:48 PM

The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin

Hello All,

Over the last 10 years, I've watched several posts on this and other forums about the building of this custom double rifle. With each progressive post, I wished that I had been the one that ordered it for myself. Unfortunately, I am a very impatient man and never plan that far out into the future. I'm more of a "want-it-now" kind-of guy. However, when this came available, I just couldn't resist the opportunity. Seldom do you get a "do-over" in life, and I only had to wait 4 days for delivery - not 10 years.

As per my many previous posts on this forum, you all know that I love guns with stories. Well, what better story than purchasing a Custom Double Rifle that has had so much written about it over these many past years. And on top of that, its a double rifle with a very unique and interesting action. It fits right into my likes of unusual double rifles.

Details I've discovered are:

Weight when configured as a 500NE = 10 pounds 13-1/2 ounces w/ 26-1/8" barrels.
Weight when configured as a 450-400-3" = 9 pounds 14-1/2 ounces w/ 26-3/4" barrels.
14-1/4" LOP

As a follow-up, I spent nearly an hour talking with Bailey Bradshaw about his building this wonderful rifle. In addition to a lot of detailed engineering history, a few points that really impress me were; - the rifle's action was re-started and rebuilt from scratch several times as design improvements were developed. All were incorporated into this final action - All the deep relief engraving and gold inlays were done by Bailey Bradshaw himself - Bailey said he used over 11 feet of 22 carat gold wire in the inlays - He said this was the most elaborate rifle that he has ever made.

The rifle with both barrels are now housed in a compact toe-under canvas & leather case that I was able to customized to fit my newly acquired treasure. (As I've done with several of my cased doubles, I designed and made the parchment case label for this rifle)

Below are a few repeat pictures as seen before, and a few detailed ones that I have added. I've also listed the youtube videos that were made made by Bradshaw during the course of building the rifle, as well as a link to his web page. I can't wait to get to the range.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qVAqWHhuGU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGwy-wOWwp8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tv0rfO3Mao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Swbi8x99OE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIPeBX-ef7Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=519VrqN-qGo

http://www.bradshawgunandrifle.com/welcome.html

















































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Viking338
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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: buckstix]
      #339384 - 26/03/20 12:04 AM

It really is beautiful! I am a lot jealous mmm

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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: Viking338]
      #339391 - 26/03/20 04:51 AM

Oh WOW!
I'm VERY happy you got it, buckstix.

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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: Daryl_S]
      #339400 - 26/03/20 05:41 AM

What's the deal with the front sight retaining screw? Shame somebody buggered it up.......should be an easy replacement.
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buckstix
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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: 3DogMike]
      #339405 - 26/03/20 06:33 AM

Hello Viking338
Hello Daryl_S
Hello 3DogMike

Thanks for the reply.

Front sight retaining screws are just fine - just distorted reflections of the oil.

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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: buckstix]
      #339415 - 26/03/20 10:26 AM

Nice!

I look forward to your range report.
:-)

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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: tinker]
      #339422 - 26/03/20 03:05 PM


I see he used the Holland style regulation arrangement on this one. A nice touch.

The best part about having an interesting rifle fall into your hands buckstix, is that we all get to enjoy a full and comprehensive report.

Looking forward to it.


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buckstix
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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: Rhodes]
      #339562 - 30/03/20 01:09 PM

Hello tinker,
Hello Rhodes,

Thanks for the reply.
A comprehensive range report will follow - as soon as I get over looking at it all the time.

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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: Rhodes]
      #339582 - 31/03/20 12:34 AM

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I see he used the Holland style regulation arrangement on this one. A nice touch.

The best part about having an interesting rifle fall into your hands buckstix, is that we all get to enjoy a full and comprehensive report.

Looking forward to it.



Waiting with bated breath also matey!


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Re: The Bailey Bradshaw Rising Block DR - New Home in Wisconsin [Re: 93x64mm]
      #339621 - 01/04/20 12:10 AM

Hello 93x64mm
Thanks for the reply

As soon as our oudoor range re-opens, I'll be shooting.

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