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A FINE .375 (H&H MAGNUM) 'MODEL DE LUXE' BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE
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A FINE .375 (H&H MAGNUM) 'MODEL DE LUXE' BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE

BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, 13, BRUTON STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 3759 FOR 1972

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A FINE .375 (H&H MAGNUM) 'MODEL DE LUXE' BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE
BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, 13, BRUTON STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 3759 for 1972
With blacked nitro barrel signed in full and engraved 'MODEL DE LUXE' on the underside and '.375 H MAGNUM RIMLESS' towards the receiver, matt ramp-mounted bead fore-sight with flip-over tunnel-cover, matt block-mounted rear-sight of one standing leaf calibrated to 150 yards, finely scroll engraved blacked receiver with matt panel to the crest of the receiver-ring and fitted with a Zeiss 'Diavari-ZA' 1,5-6x42 telescopic sight in Holland & Holland quick-detachable mounts serial numbered to the rifle, bolt with flag-safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE', 14in. (35.5cm.) well figured pistolgrip stock including 7/8in. rubber recoil-pad, raised cheek-piece, silver escutcheon engraved with the initials 'J.B.', case-hardened scroll engraved pistolgrip-cap with hinged trap-cover, the trap containing a spare fore-sight element, and blacked trigger-guard and magazine floor-plate profusely engraved with further fine scrollwork, the front-edge of the trigger-guard unit engraved '4 CARTRIDGES'
24 3/4in. (63cm.) barrel
9lb. 1oz. (not including telescopic sight)
The makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was completed in 1972 for the actor James Stewart Granger. The rifle remains in fine little used condition

Please note that this rifle is a Section 1 firearm. For licensing requirements and other important information, please refer to the “Explanation of Cataloguing Practice” in relation to firearms on page 68.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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James Stewart Granger is remembered as the "great white hunter", Allan Quartermain in the 1950 version of "King Solomon's Mines" (Jerry Buck). After filming, he regularly returned to Africa to hunt big game on expeditions lasting several weeks
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