HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A .500 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 8164,
26in. black powder only barrels, partially file cut rib with open sights and two folding leaf sights, marked 50, 150, 200 and 250, bead fore-sight with flip-up moonsight, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON. WINNERS OF ALL THE "FIELD" RIFLE TRIALS LONDON 1883', Jones patent rotary-underlever, carved percussion fences, elongated top tang, non-rebounding back-action locks with beaded border engraved flatside dolphin hammers, border engraving, the left side of the action bar engraved 'CHARGE 5 DRAMS CASE 3 1/4 INCHES', triggerguard with light damage, 14 3/4in. pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, steel pistolgrip-cap, sling eyes and horn buttplate, fore-end with grip-catch release lever, weight 9lb. 10oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 1864 for a Mr Watson as a '.500 Bore D Rifle', with 'back action locks, lever over guard, non rebounding locks, pistol hand cheekpiece, lever forend'
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
Other Notes: For a short biography of Mr Manuel Lopo de Carvalho please click HERE
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament