HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A .30 SUPER (RIMLESS) 'ROYAL' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 35239,
25in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels (London reproof in 1985) converted to rimless from flanged, matt sight rib with open sights and folding leaf sight, marked 50, 200, 150 and 350, ramp-mounted bead fore-sight with fold-over protector / moonsight, the breech end with quickly-detachable telescopic sight mount bases, the rib engraved ' .30 "SUPER" RIMLESS', tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', the underside of the barrels engraved 'CONVERTED TO RIMLESS BY J. RIGBY & CO. LONDON.', and 'MADE IN ENGLAND' to the under rib, treble-grip action with hidden third bite and side-bolsters, elongated top strap, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, articulated chequered front trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the underside with an elaborate cartouche engraved 'ROYAL MODEL', bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/8in. boldly-figured pistolgrip stock (chequering refreshed) with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling swivels and including 1in. rubber recoil pad, weight 8lb. 9oz., in its lightweight leather case with Holland & Holland labels and also John Rigby & Co. 'calibre/regulated for' label
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed as a best quality .30 Super DB royal Ejector, with 25in. barrels, for 'Casciano'. The date is unclear
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act