2003

GREAT HANDLING HOLLAND & HOLLAND DANGEROUS

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:7,500.00 USD Estimated At:15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD
GREAT HANDLING HOLLAND & HOLLAND DANGEROUS
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GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH MAKERS CASE AND ACCESSORIES. Cal. 500-450 NE. S# 19076. Bbls. 26" Chopper lump fitted with file cut quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight. Matching front ramp has flip up moon bead. Top of bbls. engraved with makers name and address on right and "Field Rifle Trial" plus trial information on left. Bbl. flats stamped with London nitro proofs for 70 grains cordite and 480 grain bullet as well as ".450 EX". (The same caliber Teddy Roosevelt used in Africa during his 1909 Safari). Round bodied back spring sidelock top lever action features top tang extended over comb, non automatic bolted safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), pivoting third fastener engaging 3/8" rib extension, bushed strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front checkered). Action engraved with scroll borders, bottom: "Charge" "70 Grains Cordite" "500/450" "Case 3 1/4 Inches". Locks with dipped top edge are engraved "Holland & Holland". Steel trigger guard has S# on tang and extends to steel grip cap with trap. Very nicely marbled European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14 3/4" over red Silver type pad and features classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering at grip, along with a vacant silver oval with sling eye on toeline. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. DAH: approx. 2 1/2". DAC: approx. 1 11/16". Cast about 1/2" off. WEIGHT: 10 lbs. 12 oz. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Makers oak & leather case with brass corners and central medallion engraved "HE" is lined in burgundy cloth. A gold embossed black morocco leather H&H label is in lid. Charge card for this gun regulated with tropical 68 grain loading is over another charge card in lid. Bottom section is separated by a divider. Case contains an H&H marked oil bottle and two horn handled turn screws. Case includes some cleaning equipment and two fired cases. There is also a notice label regarding extractors and cleaning in bottom of action compartment. CONDITION: very good, as mostly refinished. Bbls. retain over 90% old reblack. Action cleaned to coin finish. Stocks have nearly all of an old oil refinish with a few subsequent marks, checkering recut. Bores are fine, strong rifling throughout with some light pitting in grooves toward breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls. are on face. Bolt lever has been shortened so safety is not blocked. Silver bead of front sight broken off. Case leather is fairly dark with numerous rubs and bumps. Newer straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is good with a label removed in lid. Bottom compartment has some light soiling and rubs along with some reblocking with a different colored cloth. Accessories are good. A classic old Holland in a great all-around caliber. (20-873/MGM72). CURIO. $15,000-20,000.