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Lot 385: Engraved Holland & Holland Double Barrel Hammer Rifle

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Engraved Small Frame Holland & Holland .360 (No.5) Double Barrel Toplever Hammer Rifle with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Engraved Small Frame Holland & Holland .360 (No.5) Double Barrel Toplever Hammer Rifle with Case

Manufacturer: Holland & Holland Ltd
Model: Double-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 360
Barrel: 27 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured c. 1882. With blued barrels with partially file cut matted flat rib signed “HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON” and with bead front sight and rear sight of one standing and two folding notched leaves graduated to 250 yards. Rounded action with carved percussion fences, blued toplever, upper tang fitted with a blued folding aperture sight (spring absent), rebounding back action locks each signed “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”, and blued trigger guard. With classic English border and scroll engraving throughout. Figured 14 5/8" walnut semi-pistol grip stock including orange rubber recoil pad, dark horn grip cap, and checkered grip and forearm, the latter with push button release marked “W. ANSON/16657/PATENT” (William Anson’s famous forearm release, patent no. 3791 of December 14, 1872, use no. 16657). London black powder proof marks. In refitted canvas and leather case relined in dark blue baize, the lid with black leather Holland & Holland trade label with gilt lettering, the exterior of the lid initialled “H.S.O.”, with large glass oiler. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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