Lot 1201: HOLLAND & HOLLAND A .500 / .465 (FLANGED) NITRO EXPRESS ''ROYAL'' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 28277,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A .500 / .465 (FLANGED) NITRO EXPRESS ''ROYAL'' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 28277,
26 1/8in. replacement Boehler-steel nitro chopperlump barrels by Aug. Francotte, matt sight rib, open sights and two folding leaf sights marked 100, 200 and 300, ramp-mounted bead fore-sight, treble-grip action with hidden third bite, removable striker discs, elongated top-strap, manual safety with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, chequered articulated front trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the underside with a cartouche inscribed ''CHARGE 75 GRAINS CORDITE. .500 / .465 CASE 3 1/4 INCHES'', bright and blued finish, 14 5/8in. well-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling swivels and including 1in. rubber recoil pad, fore-end with grip-catch release lever, weight 11lb. 7oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed as a non-ejector .465 Bore DB H''less cordite rifle with 26in. barrels for the Abyssinian Corporation on the 15th June 1915