That is absolutely true , Bob . It was a best grade Holland & Holland Royal Side Lock Ejector double barreled side by side rifle , which was chambered in .458 Winchester magnum . It had double triggers , 24 inch barrels , a cheek piece , wide V back sight and an uncovered ivory bead fore sight . The gentle man must have spent all of his life savings ... In order to purchase his dream rifle . I still wished that the rifle was chambered in .375 Holland & Holland magnum , though .@Ponton Kahn
My dear friend
It would have been a privilege to have hunted with an old veteran born before the age of the motor vehicle. The stories he could tellwoul fill a book.
His Holland and Holland Royal double is an exquisite weapon and very expensive. Five years ago when I visited the Holland and Holland store in London I looked a a Royal double. It was in 600 Nitro Express and was available in any caliber ones heart desired.
The cost was 250,000 English pounds or over 430,000 Australian dollars or 300,000 U.S. dollars.
A very expensive weapon. It was a great experience going to such a shop where a rifle starts at 39,000 pounds and one young gentleman bought a cheaper shotgun as his mother would only give him 60,000 pounds for it. The extravagance of the well heeled gentry.
Your humble reader and friend