Vintage double of the week: a W. & C. Scott…

W. & C. Scott was one of the most important gunmakers of the last 200 years.  In the their history they came up with many different designs for doubles. One of the quirkiest was the Quintuple Grip system you can see on this shotgun.

W. & C. Scott Double Barrel Shotgun with Quintuple Grip
W. & C. Scott Double Barrel Shotgun with Quintuple Grip

This system combined a standard Purdey-bolt with two bolts on the outside of the action and barrels. It was used on a number of guns in the 1880s and makers like Holland & Holland also used it on a few of their hammerguns.

It’s an intersting design, but not very practical. The gun itself is clunky, and I doubt the exteral bolts are an advantage.

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2 thoughts on “Vintage double of the week: a W. & C. Scott…

  1. I have one of these missing the stock. the outside bolts are much smaller and delicate and positioned higher on the barrels [12guage] it is 100 percent fine scroll engraved. the inside of the barrels are bright and shiny and overall excellent condition. given the fact the stock is missing and otherwise a fine sxs is it rare and does it have any restoration value.
    thank you

  2. Hi Robert-

    Tell me some more about your Scott, and I’ll let you know.

    And sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. My system has been messed up, and it just notified me of your comment.

    Take care,


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