HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A .240 APEX TAKE-DOWN BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 2297,
23 1/8in. nitro barrel engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', block-mounted open sights with folding leaf sight marked for 50, 200 and 350 yards, ramp-mounted bead fore-sight with folding protector, the knox form engraved 'HOLLAND'S .240 "APEX" RIMLESS CARTRIDGE "HYKRO" STEEL, matt top receiver ring, the receiver (with thumb cutout) mounted with a 'Nickel -Scopes-Marburg/L Supra 4x telescopic sight in quickly detachable mounts, the rear mount engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND NO. 2297', colour-hardened recoil blocks, detachable floorplate with military style release, pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, colour-hardened steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling eyes, 14 1/2in. pull including 1in. rubber recoil pad, weight 7lb. 5oz. (unscoped) and 8lb. 10oz. (with scope)
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was completed on the 12th January, 1954, for a 'Buttafava'
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