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Sale A0318 Lot 1259

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 7X65R 'ROYAL' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 31427,
25in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels (converted from 7mm H&H Flanged, London proofed), matt sight rib with open sights and three folding leaf sights, marked for 50/200, 300, 400 and 500 yards, ramp-mounted bead fore-sight with flip-up moonsight, the breech end mounted with a Zeiss Diatal-Z 4x32 telescopic sight, serial no. 1523975, in quickly-detachable mounts, the rib engraved '"CALIBRE 7MM X 65R"', the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', bolstered treble-grip action with hidden third bite, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguard, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the underside with an elaborate cartouche engraved 'ROYAL EJECTOR', retaining very slight traces of colour-hardening and much renewed finish, 14 1/4in. highly-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling swivels and including 1in. rubber recoil pad, weight 7lb. 13oz. (unscoped) and 8lb. 11oz. (with scope), in a lightweight leather case with Holland & Holland trade label (would adapt to fit telescopic sight)

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was completed in September 1930 for a 'Kumar', as a 7mm magnum RE double barrel. There is a note on the records which states 'converted to 7x65R & reproved in London. Not done by H&H." This note is not dated

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Estimate £9,000-12,000

S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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