A .300 (H&H Mag Belted Rimless) 'Royal' sidelock ejector rifle by Holland & Holland, no. 31065 The whole in a leather case
Lot 66S1
A .300 (H&H Mag Belted Rimless) 'Royal' sidelock ejector rifle by Holland & Holland, no. 31065 The whole in a leather case
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 32,651) inc. premium

Lot Details
A .300 (H&H Mag Belted Rimless) 'Royal' sidelock ejector rifle by Holland & Holland, no. 31065 The whole in a leather case
A .300 (H&H Mag Belted Rimless) 'Royal' sidelock ejector rifle by Holland & Holland, no. 31065
With a later set of .375 (H&H Mag Belted Rimless) barrels by Auguste Francotte
The toplever, rib and forend-tip numbered '2' in gold, the bolstered treble-grip action-body with concealed third-bite, hand-detachable lockplates inset with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, best bold foliate-scroll engraving, some hardening-colour, chequered front-trigger, rolled-edge trigger-guard, the elongated top-strap inset with a flip-up peep-sight, well-figured stock (shortened) with pistolgrip, engraved colour-hardened pistolgrip-cap with trap, cheek-piece and leather-covered recoil-pad, sling-swivels, the original barrels, engraved Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond Street, London, with short matt sight-rib, replacement open-sight, engraved 180 Grn., and ramp-mounted bead-foresight, the breech-ends fitted with a Zeiss Diavari-Z 1.5-6x42 telescope-sight in quickly-detachable mounts; the later .375 barrels, the right engraved Auguste Francotte, with short matt sight-rib with Cal. 375 H&H inlaid in gold, open-sight and ramp-mounted bead-foresight, the breech-ends mounted with a Hensolt Wetzlar Diavari 1.5-6x42 telescope-sight in quickly-detachable mounts
14 1/8in. pull (13¼in. stock)
.300 barrels:- Weight 10lb. 7½oz. (including 'scope), 25in. barrels, London nitro reproof
.375 barrels:- Weight 9lb. 9oz., 25in. barrels, Belgian nitro proof
The whole in a leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 1927 to pair with gun no. 31060, and was originally chambered for the .30 (Super) cartridge, better known as the .300 (Flanged Magnum). It appears to have been rechambered for the Belted Magnum round circa 1994
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