UNFIRED HOLLAND & HOLLAND SILVER JUBILEE BOLT RIFLE, ONE OF FIVE IN .458 CALIBER (25 TOTAL ALL CALIBERS) WITH SCOPE AND CASE WITH SILVER PLATED IVORY HANDLED ACCESSORIES. inv # 20-914
Cal. .458 Winchester Mag. S# 3909.
Made to commemorate 25 years of rule by Queen Elizabeth II, 25 of these rifles were made, one for each year of the Queen’s reign. There were five rifles in 7mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag., .308 Winchester, .375 H&H Magnum, and the largest, .458 Win Mag. This rifle, no. 9 of 25, has 25” tapered round barrel fitted with matted quarter rib holding one standing, one folding leaf express sight. Top of rib is engraved “.458 WINCHESTER MAGNUM”. Matching sleeved-on front ramp has Holland patent spring detent folding sight protector over small silver bead. Top of bbl. is silver inlaid “HOLLAND & HOLLAND 15 BRUTON STREET, LONDON.” Left rear of bbl. Is stamped with London nitro proofs. Standard length DWM ’98 Mauser action is marked “MOD. 1908.” on right side. Top of receiver ring is deeply stippled. Bridge and side wall are fitted with H&H QD scope bases. Engine turned bolt has lowered handle and standard flag safety. A commercial trigger with built in safety (slide on right side) has been installed. One piece anodized aluminum drop box bottom metal has hinged floorplate held by button in trigger guard bow. Floorplate is steel, and silver inlaid with sovereign crown over the date “1977” flanked by laurel leaves and engraved “THE QUEEN’S SILVER JUBILEE” on ribbon on bottom. Area above this central device is silver inlaid “Jubilee Rifle” “No 9” “of 20-5 is below”. Serial number is on trigger guard bow. Very attractive well streaked and quilted figured European walnut steel trap capped (spare front sight in trap) pistol grip stock measures 14 3/4” over brown leather covered pad. Stock features classic Holland styling with low Monte Carlo large swept shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip and around forend, recoil bolt, horn forend tip, and a silver shield on toeline engraved “A. J. V.” “June ‘77”. Bottom is also fitted with sling eye matching that on partially banded-on eye on barrel. Rifle is fitted with Zeiss Diavari – Za 1.5 – 6 scope with three slim post and crosshair reticle in H&H rings, rear ring engraved “Holland & Holland” “3909”. WEIGHT: 9 lbs. 9 oz.