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For the Big Game Hunter

Bond enthusiasts might recognise the name 'Anderson Wheeler', as one of its 500 Nitro Express Double Rifles features in the latest chapter of 007’s adventures, ‘Skyfall’.

In the film, our hero uses the twin-barrelled rifle (firing a .50-calibre bullet, not a shotgun cartridge, please note) in the final sequences, set on his family estate in Scotland. Without giving too much away, whoever is on the other end of it meets a sticky end. And a glance at a 500 Nitro Express round standing alongside a 12-gauge shotgun cartridge is likely to give anyone nightmares: it positively dwarfs it.

We’re not quite sure when you’d use it, but a visit to Anderson Wheeler will put one of these hand-made, big game-hunting rifles in your hands.

With its countless small shops and boutiques, London is an ideal venue for Christmas shopping: but where can you find the really special and unusual gifts? Classic Driver is out and about in the Capital, and will be suggesting a new gift idea every day.

Photo: Classic Driver


Gift Checklist

What: Double Rifle

From whom: Anderson Wheeler

Where: 13 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7BQ

How: [email protected], Tel: +44 (0)20 7499 9315+44 (0)20 7499 9315


Price: GBP 15,000 approx.

Delivery time: On request