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Hollis and Sons London hunting rifle, based on a Martini Henry action

Hollis and Sons were a well-known London and Birmingham based maker of fine sporting guns from the early 1800’s through World War I. This is a half stocked sporting rifle on a Martini Henry action, probably in .577-.450 caliber. It has a fixture for a tang mounted sight, but the sight itself is missing. A monogram of his appears on the top of the breech, standing for Isaac Hollis and Sons. This and the name of the maker on the barrel are the only visible markings. The stock appears to be walnut with a very straight grain, and the gun has fixtures for sling attachments on the butt and the barrel. The front sight is an unusual hooded peep sight. Dimensions: 43.5 inches long overall, with the barrel being 27.5 inches long. Processing and shipping within the $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The stock and action are very good, with traces of finish on the action. The barrel has heavy rust on the first 14 or so inches. The bore shows very strong rifling, and is rusty. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please note we do not accept credit cards. 

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$333
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.