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HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A .295 ROOK 'THE ROSS' 1882 PATENT LEVER-COCKING SINGLE-BARRELLED HAMMERLESS EJECTOR ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 10632,
25 7/8in. octagonal barrel with matted top flat, folding aperture fore-sight, two folding leaf rear sights marked for 50 and 100 yards and with white-metal sight lines, the breech-end engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND ST. LONDON. 295. SEMI SMOOTH BORE. WINNERS OF ALL THE 'FIELD' RIFLE TRIALS. 1883. PATENT NO. 1294.', the top-tang fitted with an adjustable flip-up peep sight, H.W. Holland patent lever-cocking action, patent no. 1294 of 17th March 1882, carved teardrop fences, removable striker disc, manual safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, non-selectable ejector, border and acanthus scroll engraving retaining traces of colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/8in. pistolgrip stock with steel buttplate and engraved pistolgrip-cap, Hackett type snap-on splinter fore-end with horn finial, weight 5lb. 9oz.

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Estimate £1,000-1,500

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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