Big, Bigger, and Biggest Bore – A Visit to M.R. New System Arms Workshop

Back in 2020, we had a look at some of the creations of Marco Rigido, the creative mind, and skilled hands, behind the M.R. New System Arms gunsmithing company. Earlier this year we had the chance for a visit to Marco’s workshop and we can offer you a glimpse of some unusual big bore projects.

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The First 2 Bore S&H Rifle

My friend Colin Stolzer of Stolzer & Son’s Gunsmithing has completed what I believe to be the first rifle chambered in the enormous 2 Bore S&H Black Powder Express cartridge. For the past six months Colin has been meticulously documenting the build on his website and it is well worth reading. The finished rifle is incredibly beautiful.

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A Mighty 2 Bore Muzzleloader

No other shoulder fired firearm throws a bigger mass of lead than the mighty 2 bore rifles. Ever since learning about the existence of these monster arms I have been fascinated by them. Sir Samuel Baker, the famous British adventurer, wrote about his personal 2 Bore rifle named, ironically, “Baby”.

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More 2 bore rifle photos

Last year I wrote about a massive 2 bore rifle, that was not yet fully complete. Colin Stolzer, of Stolzer & Son’s Gunsmithing, contacted me with some additional information and photos of the completed rifle. Click to expand all the photos.

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More 2-bore goodness

Billll @ Billlls Idle Mind took some photos of a friends’ 2-bore rifle.

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S&H 2 Bore compared to 9mm

I have blogged about the S&H 2 Bore cartridge before. The problem is visualizing such a massive cartridge with no reference. I asked Jay at Schroeder & Hetzendorfer if he could take a photo featuring a 2 bore and a common cartridge and he kindly obliged.

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Another Massive 2 bore rifle

Bill emailed me a photo of a friend’s 2-bore rifle and another of the 2-bore balls. The first photo really gives a sense of scale.

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2 bore rifle photos

A while back I posted some photos of a 2 bore cartridge. While browsing the Nitro Express forum I came across this amazing photo of a 2 bore muzzleloader. All I can say is “Wow”.

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S&H 2 Bore Blackpowder Express

There is ‘big bore’ and then there is the 2 bore. Schroeder & Hetzendorfer make a cartridge called the S&H 2 Bore Blackpowder Express.

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