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SN 8862. Cal. 8 Bore. .838 Groove diameter. Multi groove Enfield type rifling. 3-1/4″ (?) Chambers. 24-1/4″ Dovetailed steel bbls are fitted with full length rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear, and steel bead with flip-up “moon” bead front sights. Rear portion of rib is file cut, and has large dolls head extension. Tops of bbls are engraved with H&H 98 New Bond Street address, and Field rifle trial information. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 8 bore. Assembly number “H294” is on bottom of right bbl, and SNs are on bottom of each bbl. Round bodied Jones underlever action with extended top strap is fitted with peninsula rebounding back locks having flat faced serpentine hammers with dolphin heads. Action and locks are engraved with 80% coverage well cut small scroll. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Steel trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Finely streaked and nicely figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over Silver type pad, and features standard flat top checkering, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, as well as a vacant silver oval and a sling eye, matching that on bbl, on toe line. Matching splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Weight: 17 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Old, possibly orig, leather case with round central brass medallion on top, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has reproduction paper H&H label in lid. Case contains H&H marked striker key, mainspring vice, 12 bore chamber brush, 5 brass 8-bore cases, steel wad punch, assortment of lead bullets, and a pair of captive hook sling swivels. PROVENANCE: Factory letter regarding this rifle, and a copy of the ledger page. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a well done re-black. Action and locks retain traces of orig case hardening color where protected, but are mostly silver gray. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, sharp edges slightly rounded. Grip checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. Forend checkering has been freshened. Bores are excellent, shiny, with strong rifling throughout, with a few scattered light pits. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case leather is very dark, has been conserved, with some subsequent rubs and fly specking. Older straps and handle are good. Renewed interior cloth is excellent, as is reproduction label. Accessories are good to excellent. A fine, undoubtedly shootable, big bore. 49958-18 MGM2 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3172

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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