Holland & Holland Sidelock 450/400 2 3/8" Double Rifle
Guns International #: 100927408 Seller's Inventory #: 4281
Category: Double Rifles - English - Holland & Holland Rifles
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Company: Whitworth Arms LLC (doublegunhq, bigfivehq, vh2q)
Member Since: 6/3/08
First Name: Russ
Last Name: Gould
Country: United States
Phone: (325) 998-6069
Number of Active Listings: 310
Total Number of Listings: 3704
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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Made in 1884, this is a back-action, top-lever, No. 2 (later called "Dominion") hammerless side lock rifle with unusual bolted locks, tang safety, and crisp slim 26" steel barrels 1:28" twist, extractors, in a fun-to-shoot caliber. Original wood, drops 2.5" - 1 5/8", LOP 14 5/8" thru original lockable steel trapdoor buttplate. Was returned to H&H in 1935 for service/repair. Perkes patent gas check. Perfect bores, bore .399 per maker's log, groove .407 by slugging from breech, regulated for paper patch "long Eley" bullet over 3 drams black. You can shoot 210 grain 41 mag lead pistol bullets thru this rifle all day long over 32-5gr 4198 and dacron. (Paper patch allows the use of a soft lead bullet that expands better on game, but you can also paper patch a .400 cal pistol bullet with the same result.) Original wood has been refinished/recheckered and comb modified to accept a tang sight. Action has been rejointed (repinned) probably at H&H back in 35, still tight, firing pins bushed, and a dovetail in the rib (possibly for an ancillary sight) has been blanked. Original 3 leaf platinum lined sight present. Tight and light at 7 1/4 lb. Cased in a good quality modern motor case w excerpt from maker's log. Classy boar and woods rifle, and H&H sidelocks don't come any cheaper than this, and not often with bores as clean as this one.