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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    A FINE .500/.450 NITRO EXPRESS DOUBLE-BARRELLED SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR RIFLE BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, NO. 17988

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    A FINE .500/.450 NITRO EXPRESS DOUBLE-BARRELLED SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR RIFLE BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, NO. 17988
    Treble-grip action body with large scroll engraving retaining some re-newed colour hardening, rounded body, elongated top-strap, gold inlaid cocking indicators, non-automatic gold inlaid "safe", action base engraved "Cartridges 70 GRS. Cordite 480 GRS. bullet", removable disc strikers, articulated front trigger, fully figured stock with cheek-piece, pistolgrip with cap, rubber recoil pad, lever-catch forend, sling-swivels, chopper-lump barrels, open sights, block-mounted foresight with pop-up moon-sight, the barrels engraved with Maker's details
    Weight 9lb. 14¾oz., 15 1/8in. stock including 1in. pad, 25 7/8in. barrels, nitro proof


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 1905.

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