Manufactured between 1910 and 1919 per page 116 of Nigel Brown's "British Gunmakers Volume One: London". Hooded ramped blade front sight, front sling mount, and two position (one standing, one folding) rear sight on the blued barrel which is marked "HOLLAND & HOLLAND, 98 NEW BOND STREET. LONDON". The barrel is removable via a captured screw making for a convenient travel package. The Mauser 98 style action is blued and features a matted front bridge and Griffin & Howe scope mount holding a Lyman All-Weather Alaskan 2 1/2x scope. The bottom metal is unadorned, and the triggerguard is simply marked with the hand cut serial number. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered two-piece stock with horn forend tip, casehardened trapdoor grip cap, "R.S.T." in the silver inscription oval, raised cheekpiece, rear sling mount, and orange rubber recoil pad. Includes a leather sling, muzzle cap, uninstalled recoil lug, and an extra safety switch.
Very fine, retaining 95% original blue finish with some rubbing near the breech, nitre blue loss on the ejector box, and overall light general handling/use evidence on the metal. The wood is very good with some minor chipping off the rear tang, worn but well-defined checkering, and deteriorating recoil pad. The scope optics are good but slightly hazy. Mechanically excellent.
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