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Holland & Holland .375 Magnum Detachable Stock Bolt Action Magazine Rifle
Built in the early 1950’s the rifle is based on an original, standard length Mauser action. The action has never been drilled and tapped and the bolt’s cocking piece is fitted with Holland’s patented bolt mounted aperture sight and traditional flag safety. One piece bottom metal has a straddle floor plate with an inside-the-bow release. The floor plate is engraved: “4 - CARTdgs” and “Made in England” .
The original 24” “HyKro” barrel was a fluid steel barrel made with a high percentage of chromium and the state-of-the-art post WWII. The banded island rear sight has two folding leaves only, regulated in the traditional to have two sights work at 4 different distances based on where you place the foresight’s bead in the “V” of the rear sight. Banded front ramp has Holland’s folding foresight protector and thin blade with a brass bead.
The stock is detachable for portability with Holland’s pattern metal stock flange that fits the flange on the action’s tang and the characteristic large recoil lug screw. This was the way the magazine rifles of the 1950’s came standard in the early 1950’s as described in company literature of the time. The stock has a single recoil bar, a traditional shaped comb and RH cheekpiece, a full pistol grip with a trap grip cap, a blank stock oval, and a traditional sling eye on the stock’s toe line. The forward sling eye is banded and mounted to the barrel. The stock has a 13 7/8” LOP over a replacement red rubber recoil pad and a horn forend tip.
Barrel and action’s black appears to be original, but bottom metal has been given a dark black refinish and the stock’s screws have been color hardened. Stock is original to the rifle but has been refinished. Bore is perfectly, holds 4 down and one in the chamber and ejects and feeds flawlessly through all 5 rounds. Stock is crack and repair free (that is a bad scratch in front of the magazine, not a crack) and the rifle is quite sound even 70 years after it was made.
Rifles by Holland & Holland produced in the 1950’s were superbly made and still retain the same profile and stock shape as the pre-war rifles. A very fair price on a Holland & Holland magazine rifle chambered for their fabled proprietary cartridge and on an original Mauser action that has never been drilled...this is not an easy rifle to find.
Rifle Caliber: .375 H&H Magnum
Manufacturer: Holland & Holland
Model: Detachable Stock Magazine Rifle
Barrel Length: 24
LOP: 13 7/8
Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz.
Item Location: U.S.A.