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Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Lot 2366: Engraved Hollis Bentley & Playfair 375 FL Magnum Double Rifle

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Finely Engraved Hollis Bentley & Playfair 375 Flanged Magnum Double Rifle
Estimated Price: $16,000 - $25,000
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Serial #Engraved Hollis Bentley & Playfair 375 FL Magnum Double Rifle ManufacturerEnglish ModelDouble Rifle
TypeRifle Gauge375 Fl Mag Catalog Page187
Barrel26 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionIn 1810 Issac Hollis and Sons began business, in 1840 Bentley and Playfair was established, and in 1911 the two companies amalgamated to form Hollis, Bentley and Playfair. The company specialized in high class sporting guns and double rifles for home and export. The company had a retail store in London, England, and a factory in Birmingham, England. The company closed its doors in 1957 due to rising costs. This rifle features a nicely floral scroll engraved receiver with "HOLLIS BENTLEY & PLAYFAIR" in a banner on each side. The engraving pattern extends to the trigger guard, break lever and forearm hardware. The barrels feature a ramped blade front sight and a three leaf (two folding, one fixed) express rear sight on a matte quarter rib. The leafs are marked "100", "200" and "300," and two leafs have silver inlaid sighting lines. The top of the right barrel at the breech end is marked "HOLLIS BENTLEY & PLAYFAIR," and "BIRMINGHAM & LONDON" is on the left. The barrels are equipped with an extractor and are numbered to the gun. There is a sling swivel eye mounted on the under side of the barrels and on the stock. It has double triggers, tang mounted automatic safety with "SAFE" in gold and nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with casehardened grip cap, hard rubber forearm tip insert, blank initial oval and solid recoil pad. The forearm is numbered to the gun.

ConditionNear mint as factory quality refurbished overall with 99% blue and bright case colors remaining. The wood is also near mint with a few very scattered minor handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.
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