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Lot 403: Engraved Isaac Hollis & Sons Boxlock Ejector Double Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Game Scene Engraved Isaac Hollis & Sons Boxlock Ejector Double Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Game Scene Engraved Isaac Hollis & Sons Boxlock Ejector Double Rifle

Manufacturer: Hollis & Sons Issac
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 450/400 3 1/4"
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 581
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 248
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with beaded blade front and five leaf (one standing, four folding) rear sights on raised sections of the matted solid rib, "I. HOLLIS & SONS BIRMINGHAM & LONDON" and "AMMUNITION. 450/400 - 3 1/4" CASE. 60 GNS - 400" on the right and left respectively, engraved bands at either breech, and single extractor. The casehardened boxlock action displays floral scroll engraving around a scene of a running tiger on the left and a tiger stalking a deer on the right. The rifle features double triggers, bushed firing pins, and an automatic tang mounted safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button release and pistol grip stock with engraved blue grip cap, cheekpiece, empty sling swivel hole, blank inscription oval, and red rubber recoil pad. The length of pull is 14 11/16 inches. The weight is 10 lbs 11 oz. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally refurbished, retaining 99% blue finish, bright finish on the action with minor grease marks, and light handling evidence. There is a small crack at the left of the stock head, otherwise the wood is very fine with a few minor marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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