240 Apex by H&H
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Make: H&H .240 Magnum SBBL Rifle, 5 shot bolt action repeater, original excellent condition, personally well looked after by owner. Hardly used.
Yr. of Mfg 1931 .H&H Certificate/Letters available along with original H&H Specification sheet.
Serial No. 430.
Groove width 240” H&H-.093” = 2.362m/m.Original bullet size .2450”
Mauser Action, wing safety, barrel band.
Caliber: .240 APEX Magnum, Belted Rimless Nito Express Ctg. [100 grn pointed/RN]
Sights: Original Two blade Iron sights
In addition, fitted with E.A.W. [APEL-German] Q.D.Pivot two piece mounts, for supplied Leopold Vari-X III 1.75-6X32 mm scope with B.C.Scope covers & leather scope case.
Extra Pivot Rings for 1’’ scope in case a second scope is used.
Sling with Mike Q.D .swivels mounts.
New Pachmayr pad.
Original H&H Rifle hard case
Parker-Hale/Midway cleaning rod /brush set with jag/mop/bristle/bronze & original
Chamber plug, Score High Bench Rest follower, Kwick-Kleen Chamber cleaning brush set.
Five Alex Auxiliary Cartridge Adaptors for using .22LR rds. with supply of Alex lead caps to fit on .22 LR bullets.
Leather detachable cheek piece
I would appreciate your views. I understand it needs a through cleaning.
I'd trade you a remington 30-06 straight up, no boot or nothing! What you think?;)
Seriously, that is a very impressive rifle, Holland & Holland has always been my idea of the pinnacle of fine rifles. I am curious what the process was to get the rifles history and provenance (is that spelled correctly?) from the company. Is it a simple matter of writing the history department?
Congratulations on a fine rifle acquisition.
Thank you Macs.
Getting the history for a H&H rifle is pretty simple. All you need to do is send the gun room at H&H an enquiry with the serial number. They provide the history of the rifle with full specifications within 2-3 working days. This is free of charge. If the history and specifications is required on their letter head, then I think they charge GBP 35 for it.
In my opinion, the certificate is well worth it.
Thats a exquisite 240 H&H you have procured . Congatulations for owning a fantastic piece of art .
Thank you for the kind words Monish. Your 465 Royal India double is a gem!
Thanks !! It is owned by Nawanagar Royal family . A masterpiece of a rifle .
Coincidently, this is the second gun I have seen this month belonging to the Nawanagar Royal Family. Saw a James Purdey 12g SxS shotgun made for HH Maharajah Jam Ranjit Singh Ji of Nawanagar (Jamnagar).
India still has immaculate rifles and guns which were customized for thier owners . I have seen lots of them and had the privilage to use few fine rifles. Nawanagar family also had a custom .12 bore pair of H&H Royal bedminton shotguns .
I also am a proud owner of a .240 Holland and Holland Apex and was wondering where you got your ammo? It seems to be scarce