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OahuKaneohe
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I just got these two matching pair of Holland double rifles.
      #328801 - 25/05/19 09:10 AM

Made for the Nizam of Hyderabad. I posted pics of the 500 BPE and the 450 is coming. Testing the
photo share service.
If the moderator can post these directly I will be thankful.

#2 500 BPE 3 1/4 and 5 drams, 26 inch barrels weighs 9 lbs 14 oz.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3qs6kzjbV39ePVKV9

Edited by OahuKaneohe (25/05/19 09:16 AM)


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OahuKaneohe
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Re: I just got these two matching pair of Holland double rifles. [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #328802 - 25/05/19 09:13 AM

#1 is 450 BPE 3 1/4 4 drams, 28 inch barrels, weighs 9 lb 4 oz.

Pics coming.


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Re: I just got these two matching pair of Holland double rifles. [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #328804 - 25/05/19 02:11 PM

Here you go..

DSC00992[1] by A Hoffart, on Flickr

DSC00990[1] by A Hoffart, on Flickr

DSC00995[1] by A Hoffart, on Flickr

DSC00997[1] by A Hoffart, on Flickr

DSC00999[1] by A Hoffart, on Flickr

DSC00998[1] by A Hoffart, on Flickr

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Re: I just got these two matching pair of Holland double rifles. [Re: Ripp]
      #328806 - 25/05/19 04:29 PM

Great find, they look to be in very good condition.

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Re: I just got these two matching pair of Holland double rifles. [Re: BillG500]
      #328815 - 25/05/19 05:28 PM

Nice.

Now what would be the difference, ie in game hunting, between a .450 and .500 in BPE?

Medium game for the .450?

Perhaps tiger for the .500 as well? Would it stretch to buffalo and gaur?

Probably a little too light for elephant"

ie it is BPE not NE.

Again nice pair. Nice engraving on the plates as well.

Do they both fit in the same gun case? If so, anyway, please take a photo of the opened case with guns inside. Thanks.

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Edited by NitroX (25/05/19 05:29 PM)


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Re: I just got these two matching pair of Holland double rifles. [Re: NitroX]
      #328837 - 26/05/19 05:19 AM

OK, I have added 5 more pics, the case contents, notice the ivory front night sight, case extractor,
two photos of the owner born 08-17-1866, died 08-29-1911. And the owner with a dead tiger wielding
a double rifle in 1898. I hope this is one of my guns.

The interior of the tri level wood and leather motor case. Bottom level held ammo, upper two held
the disassembled guns. The shelves have no nails, all dovetailed corners. The outside had brass
corners.

And what remains of the inner case label with the loading data for #12,205 the 450 3 1/4".

Could a moderator retrieve these to see in this post? Thank you from Hawaii


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H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #328887 - 27/05/19 08:19 PM

I'll upload them all again. Easier than working out which ones are new among the rifle photos. And also get them all on the NE server.


Holland & Holland matched pair of double rifles, .450 BPE & .500 BPE, commissioned by the Nizam of Hyderabad

Holland & Holland "matched" pair of double rifles in .450 BPE and .500 BPE. Made for the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Number #1 is a .450 BPE, 3 1/4 and 4 drams, 28 inch barrles and weighs 9 lbs 4 oz.

Number #2 is a .500 BPE, 3 1/4 and 5 drams, has 26 inch barrels and weighs 9 lbs 14 oz.



























Images shared on fb-NE and fb-group

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: NitroX]
      #328888 - 27/05/19 09:44 PM

Very nice rifles, I really like the hump back locks. Well done.

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #328889 - 27/05/19 11:50 PM

What a pair to have, so classic.
The .450 for when you go after the Blackbuck and the .500 for the tiger drives.

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: 3DogMike]
      #328909 - 28/05/19 04:13 AM

I shot the .450 today at 25 yards and added a pic of 6 shots. First two I held @ 6 o'clock, hits
are point of aim at that distance.

Next 4 I held center of the target and all 4 can be covered by your hand in the center of the target.

Load of 44 grains IMR 4198 under a 300 grain LBT gas check lead bullet. The magneto speed chrono
says 1900 f/s.

NitroX could you assist me and update with this photo of the target?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #328922 - 28/05/19 09:46 AM

http://s225.photobucket.com/user/HawaiiPD/media/DSC01009.jpg.html

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #328924 - 28/05/19 09:51 AM

https://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd41/HawaiiPD/DSC00994.jpg

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #328926 - 28/05/19 10:06 AM

http://s225.photobucket.com/user/HawaiiPD/media/DSC00993.jpg.html

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #329056 - 02/06/19 07:55 AM

I saw these two guns for sale on GI. They were for sale seperately which made me wonder why they would put for up for sale as one pair.

Its a nice pair. Congratulation with your guns. Lovely backactioned Holland & Hollands from the best period of english gunmaking and hunting.


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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: rigbymauser]
      #329065 - 03/06/19 01:50 AM

I was a day late trying to get these rifles from Country Pursuits. Damn.

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: nopride2]
      #329839 - 06/07/19 04:10 AM

Yes these two were listed separately and I made an offer as a pair and the dealer agreed on my price for both. They were about 14.5K each.

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #330108 - 15/07/19 12:53 AM

It would be a shame to break up the pair. Good buy on a pair of magnificent rifles.

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: nopride2]
      #330127 - 15/07/19 06:51 AM

Great rifles with an amazing provenance!

He was once the richest man in the world.


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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: Rockdoc]
      #330140 - 15/07/19 09:22 PM

The nizams only .600 holland lives in Australia. It was delivered about 1948. Held up during the 2nd world war. It is built on the larger 600 holland action.

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: Ahmed577]
      #330409 - 22/07/19 09:46 PM

Super nice rifles. I'd be interested if you get the 500 #2 shooting well. I have a Westley in that caliber and haven't found a smokeless load to regulate yet.

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: casper50]
      #330427 - 23/07/19 04:50 AM

Both of my Holland 500 3 1/4" BPE regulate with cast lead GC LBT .511 bullets of 350 grains over
54 grains of 4198 and two Kynoch foam wads.

Components sourced from Midway and wads from "Trader Keith". The wads are the ones Kynoch uses for
.400-500 diameter bullets.

A shooter friend also uses that load to regulate in his Holland and a Rigby. One is a 3 inch, so
case length doesn't matter with use of Kynoch wads.

So here on Oahu 4 guns regulate with that load. We shoot steel plates hung at 50 and 100 yards every Sunday.

If you are on Oahu, come on Sunday to the Koko Head Shooting Complex and shoot our guns.


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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: OahuKaneohe]
      #330480 - 23/07/19 11:32 PM

Your Sunday shoot sounds like a lot of fun! I'd like to be there.

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: CptCurl]
      #330488 - 24/07/19 01:32 AM

Yes doesn't it. Hey Curly, you and yours and me and mine should make a meet on Oahu some day - and go shooting.
Then, there's the bone-fish flyfishing off the North coast for the rest of the month!

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Re: H&H matched pair of DRs 450 & 500 BPE Nizam of Hyderabad [Re: Daryl_S]
      #330501 - 24/07/19 12:31 PM

Quote:

Yes doesn't it. Hey Curly, you and yours and me and mine should make a meet on Oahu some day - and go shooting.
Then, there's the bone-fish flyfishing off the North coast for the rest of the month!




Sounds good to me!

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