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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2020

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A .375 H&H MAGNUM (FLANGED) 'NO.2 MODEL' BACK-ACTION SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 32156,
26in. nitro barrels with matt sight rib, open sights and folding leaf sight marked 50/100 and 350, ramp-mounted bead fore-sight with flip-up moonsight, the sunken rib engraved '"SPECIALLY MADE FOR THE BOMBAY ARMOURY"', the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON.', the under rib engraved 'FOR HOLLAND'S .375 BORE MAGNUM FLANGED CARTRIDGE.', treble-grip action with hidden third bite, removable striker discs, elongated top strap with automatic safety, gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, chequered front trigger, best bold border and acanthus scroll engraving, the underside with a central floral bouquet, retaining traces of colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling swivels and including 3/4in. rubber recoil pad, weight 9lb. 14oz., in a universal case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle, a 'No.2 Model Hammerless Ejector' was ordered by 'Leviticus Ltd, London' for the Bombay Armoury, India in 1930 at a cost of £95.

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Estimate £7,000-9,000

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




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