October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
A very fine "1985 SESQUICENTENNIAL RIFLE" by Holland & Holland. Barrel that reads "HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 33, BRUTON STREET, LONDON." The barrel markings read ".458 WINCHESTER MAGNUM" on the left side of the barrel. The right side of the barrel bears the London Nitro Proof mark, ".458" MAGNUM 2.5" 19.5 TONS". Island base rear express sights with one standing at 50/200 yards and the folding is 350 yards. Midway down the barrel is a barrel band with eye for sling and at the muzzle there is a barrel banded white foresight with folding hood. Muzzle is crowned. The action is a German Mauser Model 1908 with thumb notch and standard bolt handle. This big game rifle is built with two safeties: flag and side. A stippled receiver chamber, mount flat and foresight ramp to reduce glare. On left side of action under scope mount reads "DEUTSHE WAFFEN UND MUNITIONS FABRICKEN OBENDORF A. N". Right side of receiver is stamped with the London Nitro Final Proof mark. The receiver is also well equipped with Holland & Hollands quick detachable scope mount system and rings. The rear ring is engraved "Holland & Holland No. 4069". The rifle and rings are fitted with a SWAROVSKI OPTIK HABICHT NOVA 1,5-4,5x20A scope. The rifles magazine floor plate is engraved "3 CARTRIDGES". The trigger guard covering the single serrated blade type trigger is blacked and engraved with the rifles serial number. The strong and well figured deluxe Turkish walnut stock is fitted with a Monte Carlo shadow line cheekpiece, broad lined and sharp checkered pistol grip with a case colored grip cap housing a spare foresight, gold oval for initials, eye for sling and a black leather covered pad. Forend with matching checkering and case colored engraved strengthening lug. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. 98 percent blue on barrel. Action is smooth. Rifling is sharp. Stock and forearm in near new condition with just a few storage handling marks. This robust caliber rifle has been fully renovated and only fired at the range after renovation. It was Holland & Holland's "Camp Gun" at their Safari camp South Tanzania. A great rifle. CP
Scope & Scope Rings
Barrel Length
.458 Winchester Magnum
Drop at Comb
1 - 3/4"
Drop at Heel
2 - 5/8"
FFL Status
Length of Pull
14 - 3/16"
Holland and Holland
Serial Number
11 Lbs. 1 Oz. (w/Scope)
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $18,000.00
Estimate: $18,000 - $23,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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