HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A .375 (2 1/2IN. FLANGED) NITRO EXPRESS 'ROYAL' SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 17737,
26in. nitro barrels with matt sight rib, open sights and two folding leaf sights marked for 100, 200 and 300 yards, ramp-mounted bead fore-sight, the breech end mounted with a Benthley red dot sight on a quickly-detachable rail mount, treble-grip action with hidden third bite, removable striker discs, bolted automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, elongated top strap, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, bold engraving of floral and foliate designs in an art nouveau style and on a finely matted background, the underside with an elaborate cartouche engraved 'ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR', retaining some renewed colour-hardening and finish, 15in. highly-figured pistolgrip stock (including buttplate) with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), weight 9lb. 3oz. (without red dot sight) and 9lb. 12oz. (with sight), in a leather hammergun case with H. Holland trade and charges labels
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was completed in March 1902 for a 'Goulet', as a .375 DB hammerless rifle.
The Goulet family is an influential family from Huguenot origins of New York who owned significant real estate in New York City
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act