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    Sale 7643

    Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    21 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE .375 MAGNUM RIMLESS KEN HUNT ENGRAVED 'MODELE DE LUXE' DOUBLE-BARRELLED SIDELOCK EJECTOR RIFLE BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, NO. 35448

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    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE .375 MAGNUM RIMLESS KEN HUNT ENGRAVED 'MODELE DE LUXE' DOUBLE-BARRELLED SIDELOCK EJECTOR RIFLE BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, NO. 35448
    Bolstered action with best quality engraving and scrolled vine leaves, the fences carved in relief, a coat of arms engraved on bottom plate with motto "INGENIUM VINCIT OBSTANTIA", cocking indicators, hand detachable locks, rolled edge trigger guard, extended top and bottom straps, sling-swivels, boldly figured stock with pistolgrip (engraved cover) and cheekpiece, ivory oval, Anson pattern forend, the chopper-lump barrels with short matt raised rib, leaf backsight and ramp mounted bead foresight with folding moonsight, the breech ends mounted with a Zeiss Diavari - DA 1.5-6x telescopic sight in quick release mounts.
    Weight 10lb. 12½oz., 14½in. stock, 25in. barrels, nitro proof
    In Maker's oak and leather case


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    Special Notice

    Rifles and Pistols, (red labels) with specific exceptions (blue and yellow labels), require a British Firearms Certificate or Export Licence. All are sold 'as found'.
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    Saleroom Notice

    The gun is a .375 H & H belted rimless magnum.


    Post Lot Text

    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 1969.