Drillings and Combination Guns
.22LR Rifle and 9mm shotgun combination
Made by Rhoner Sportwaffen in Weisbach in Germany this break action o/u combination gun is in very good condition and would appear to have seen little use. The top barrel is the 9mm Garden gun, or Glatt, shotgun barrel and the .22 LR rimfire is the bottom rifled barrel. The gun has one hammer which must be cocked for each shot and the barrel selected by flicking down a selector on the hammer nose. The top barrel has a scope rail built in to allow the fitting of a telescopic or red dot sight. The gun has sling loops fitted.
Hubertus Meffert 9.3x72R / 16 bore Hammer Drilling
A classic Hammer Drilling made by Inman Meffert and marketed under the Hubertus brand. The double 16 bore barrels are nitro proofed and operate in the usual way with rebounding hammers. Slide the barrel selector catch forward (this is located where a safety catch would be on a normal double) and the front trigger and right hand hammer will operate the rifle barrel mounted centrally under the two shotgun barrels. The front trigger may also be pushed forward as a set trigger with a delicate rifle release. When the barrel selector switch is moved forward a folding rear sight will automatically flick up. The foresight has a manually operated hinged flick up night sight giving a bigger bead, but one in a bright white material for shooting at dusk or by moonlight. The action has a very attractive round body and is well engraved with the germanic style heavy relief game scenes. The underside of the butt has an engraved cover which opens out to reveal ammunition storage for a 16 bore cartridge and 3 rifle cartridges. The rifle barrel is chambered for 9.3x72R. This is a nitro round which developed from the black powder round of the same dimensions. It was popular in Drillings and the usual load is for a 198 grain bullet. This round is suitable for stalking and I have successfully used this rifle. The round should not be confused with the more modern 9.3x74R which is much more powerful . Ammunition is available for the 9.3x72R round by RWS and others. I also have plenty of once used brass and a set of reloading dies which can be made available. The 26 1/2" barrels are choked at full in both barrels. The stock has a 15 1/2" reach which included a well matched wood extension. The bores are all good and the gun shuts up tightly and properly. A beautiful hammer gun which will allow you to engage anything from Partridge to Deer or just about anything else legal. If using it on the continent the rifle barrel backed up with 16 bore slugs would make a very handy driven Boar set up. The whole gun is a mechanical marvel and has been 100% reliable. It is a very well made gun indeed and oozes quality.
Heym .22WMR /16 bore Combination Gun Model 22ST
A very useful .22WMR or .22 Magnum and 16 bore combination gun. Made by Heym, and marked a such on the bottom of the lock, it was retailed by Stampfli Waffen in Luzern or Lucerne in Switzerland. The gun has one lock which is cocked by the rear trigger. The barrel selector on the left side of the lock moved the tumbler from the rifle to the shotgun barrel. There is a conventional sliding safety on the tang. The 4 x scope is of good quality. The rifle is very accurate, as you would expect from Heym and the gun makes a very effective rabbit gun. I have shot 1 1/2" groups at 100 yards, I I suspect the rifle can do better than I can. The .22WMR is flat shooting to beyond 100 yards and the heavier .22 bullet makes it a useful calibre for foxes - something the .17HMR is not. The 16 bore shotgun barrel has 70mm chambers. The gun comes with a leather sling.