Lot #483
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Lot 484: Engraved Holland & Holland Sidelock Double Rifle in .375 N. E.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 19, 2023

Lot 484: Engraved Holland & Holland Sidelock Double Rifle in .375 N. E.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 19, 2023

Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000
Price Realized:

Factory Engraved Holland & Holland Sidelock Double Rifle in .375 Nitro Express

Manufacturer: Holland & Holland Ltd
Model: Double-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 375
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 987
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 370
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with a ramped low blade front sight, three position (one standing, two folding) rear sight on the matted rear quarter rib, "HOLLAND & HOLLAND 98 NEW BOND STREET LONDON." and "WINNERS OF ALL THE 'FIELD TRIALS' LONDON." on the right and left barrel respectively, and London nitro proofs for a 270 grain bullet over 40 grains of Cordite on the flats. The casehardened sidelock action shows light border engraving and "HOLLAND & HOLLAND" signed on either lockplate. The rifle features bushed firing pins, gold centerlined cocking indicators, double triggers, and a tang mounted automatic safety switch with gold inlaid "SAFE". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with lightly engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with casehardened trapdoor grip cap, shadowline cheekpiece, blank inscription oval, and red rubber recoil pad. Includes a generic soft case. Length of pull 14 1/2 inches. Weight 9 lbs. 7 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally refurbished, retaining 98% blue and casehardened finishes with light handling evidence, a patch of lost finish on the left barrel, some oxidation in the rear sight leaves, slightly loose grip cap, and sharp recut checkering on the stock. Mechanically excellent.



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