"HOLLAND & HOLLAND BIG BORE DBL RIFLE. SN 35649. Cal. .577 NITRO EXPRESS. Chopper lumped 26" bbls with pedestal front sight having large ivory bead flip-up to fine silver bead sight. Matted quarter rib with two leaf Express sight; one standing and one folding with gold center lines. Quarter rib in front of rear sight is engraved ".577" and behind rear sight engraved and gold inlaid "ROYAL PRESENTATION". Right bbl engraved "HOLLAND & HOLLAND", left bbl engraved "33 BRUTON ST. LONDON.ENGLAND.". Reinforced sidelock action is engraved by P. Coggan and signed on both sideplates. The fabulous relief engraved intertwine foliate arabesque pattern is accented by Bulino style cape buffalo motif. Left plate has three glaring bulls standing at the edge of a woodland scene with mountain in background, right plate has five bulls with a much more relaxed look and bottom has portrait of a majestic bull. The fences are exceptionally deep relief engraved and the reinforcing area on both sides of receiver are engraved "HOLLAND & HOLLAND". The reinforced extended top tang carries full coverage relief engraving with "SAFE" in gold. The rolled edge triggerguard is fully relief engraved with "35649" inlaid with gold. Sideplates also have gold lined cocking indicators. Mounted with fabulous streaky Circassian walnut with checkered full pistol grip hsving relief engraved trapdoor cap, oval non-engraved initial shield, shadowed cheekpiece, raised dropper points and leather covered recoil pad. Buttstock and lower rib are mounted with sling swivels. The push button release forend has full wrap-around checkering and exposed metal is relief engraved. Dbl triggers and ejectors with front trigger being articulated and checkered. Weight: 14lbs 10oz. Accompanied by a fabulous makers oak and elephant leather case compartmentalized and covered with soft green leather equipped with turn screws, cleaning rod, snap caps, nickel lubricant bottles and strike plate. Please Note: Consignor states the special presentation engraving & presentation case with this gun is currently a $30,000 up-charge. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears unfired since regulated with bbls retaining virtually all orig blue with remaining metal French gray with shaded background. Wood retains virtually all of its beautiful hand-rubbed oil finish and you really have to look to find even the lightest of marks. The accompanying case is in equal condition. 4-59905 BT111 (95,000-145,000)"
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