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A .500/.465 (3¼IN. NITRO EXPRESS: .465 INDIA) D.B. HAMMERLESS 'ROYAL' SIDELOCK EJECTOR RIFLE BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, No. 30338, automatic safety, hand-detachable locks, articulated front trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, elongated top-strap, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, best bold foliate-scroll engraving, brushed bright finish overall, stock with pistolgrip, engraved pistolgrip-cap (with trap), cheekpiece and recoil-pad, sling-swivels, the chopper-lump barrels with matt sight-rib, open-sight and ramp-mounted bead-foresight with folding moon-sight

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A .500/.465 (3¼IN. NITRO EXPRESS: .465 INDIA) D.B. HAMMERLESS 'ROYAL' SIDELOCK EJECTOR RIFLE BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, No. 30338, automatic safety, hand-detachable locks, articulated front trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, elongated top-strap, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, best bold foliate-scroll engraving, brushed bright finish overall, stock with pistolgrip, engraved pistolgrip-cap (with trap), cheekpiece and recoil-pad, sling-swivels, the chopper-lump barrels with matt sight-rib, open-sight and ramp-mounted bead-foresight with folding moon-sight
Weight 10lb. 12oz., 14½in. pull, 26in. barrels, nitro proof
In its brass-mounted oak and leather case

Lot Essay

Holland & Holland have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 1922. The .500/.465 (N.E.) cartridge was introduced circa 1907 and was one of a number of cartridges intended initially as replacements for the .450 which had been banned by the British in India and the Sudan as a counter-insurgency measure. The standard .500/.465 cartridge develops 2,150 fps and 4,930 fpe at the muzzle

The lot is subject to V.A.T. as a re-import
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