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European Sporting Rifles

There is a fine tradition of hunting in Europe, considered the sport of kings and nobility for some and a method of survival for others. The European sporting rifle is one that is often steeped in the tradition of royalty. Arms makers would often strive to design a firearm worthy of being handled by kings, lords, and dukes. This goal has made European sporting rifles some of the finest in existence. Rifles manufactured by companies including Holland & Holland, CZ, Tikka, and Deforney carry on this tradition of excellence.

Consumers of European sporting rifles are often American due to strict firearms restrictions throughout most European countries. To meet overseas demand, European manufacturers produce their rifles in a variety of both traditional European and American calibers.

European sporting rifles are favorites among big game hunters for their extreme level of quality and durability. These rifles are often made with exotic hardwoods and use precision machining to produce an overall excellent rifle. European sporting rifles are prevalent around the world from the hands of kings to hunters.


Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Rangers are issued the Sako Tikka CTR3 to replace their aging SMLEs
  • CZ is one of the few Eastern European arms makers known for their fine sporting rifles
  • Holland & Holland holds 51 patents, more than any other British firearms manufacturer

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Sellers Who Sell European Sporting Rifles


Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company

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Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Czerny's International Auction House

Czerny's International Auction House

Holts Auctioneers

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