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SN 8334. (1884) Cal. 4 Bore. This stupendous rifle weighing in at almost 21 pounds, is No. "2" rifle of a pair, made for the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1884. It was deaccessioned from the Holland & Holland Collection in 1983. The No. "1" rifle remains at Holland & Holland, and is pictured on page 67 of HOLLAND & HOLLAND; THE ROYAL GUNMAKER by Donald Dallas. In comparing this photograph, it appears that this particular rifle no. "2" was the pick of the litter, as a considerable amount of oxidation is visible on sides of bbls and right side of action on gun no. "1". This rifle remains in excellent condition, and has 24" fine Damascus bbls fitted with full length rib mounted with single standing leaf express rear sight with platinum line marked for 50 yards. Rear portion of rib is file cut behind sight. Portion in front of sight is unmatted, and slightly swamped forming slightly raised front base for silver bead and flip-up porcelain night bead, longitudinally dovetailed at muzzle. Top of left bbl is engraved "Winners of All the "Field" Rifle Trials. London. 1883". Doll's head rib extension is engraved "2". There are wide bands of foliate engraving at muzzles and breech ends. Breech end is further engraved with 2-1/4" triangles of exceptionally well cut, very large, open, shaded scroll with floral centers. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 6 bore. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Massive, round bodied, Jones underlever action has long top strap, which extends over comb in "Best" H&H fashion. Rebounding peninsula back locks are fitted with large, flat faced, serpentine hammers with stylized dolphin heads. Action and locks are engraved with big game motifs as found on many of the large rifles made for the Nizam, with an excellent scene of a feeding hippo in riverine background on left side of action, and with walking elephant in savannah with palm trees and mountain in background, on right. Top of action bears fine portrait of roaring lion. "2" is also engraved at beginning of strap. These well done, but somewhat naive, scenes are accentuated by sprays of well cut shaded scroll. Lockplates portray a standing bear in open palm woodland on left lock, and a recumbent tiger in similar environment, on right. Bodies of hammers are scroll engraved and scroll flanks scenes. Case hardened trigger guard has SN and "2" on tang, which extends to large hard rubber grip cap. Nicely fiddle figured and lightly streaked, dense, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/8" over old black pad. Stock features typical flat top point pattern checkering at grip, and a right hand shadow line cheekpiece. A large gold oval is engraved with the Nizam's crest (large monogram of various initials surmounted by a shield device with Arabic inscription surmounted by a rampant tiger, all over riband with Arabic inscription). A very large sling eye, matching that soldered to bottom rib, is on toe line. Left side of stock, near butt, is stamped multiple times with the no. "3", also the number "3" in silver has been inlet. This is the Nizam's rack or inventory number. A similar 8 bore rifle belonging to the Nizam, is illustrated on page 70 of HOLLAND & HOLLAND THE ROYAL GUNMAKER, which bears number "2". Large splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release, and is engraved "2" on interior of iron. Drop at heel: approx 2-15/16", drop at comb: approx 1-15/16". Weight: 20 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 13-3/8" (closely matching ledger page). Orig makers oak and leather case with nickel-plated brass corners and circular central medallion is enameled with the Nizam's initials and "4 BORE" on lid. The remnants of some labels are inscribed in Arabic on top, and with label on right end for rifle "8333" is marked "STOCK". Interior is lined in tan morocco leather, and has silver embossed dark leather H&H label in lid, also embossed with a crown, possibly a special label for the Nizam (?). A flanking paper label is inscribed in Arabic. Case is semi-french fit
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