GUN Ever handled a Holland & Holland?

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    I'm sure they're very nice but it's just not my thing... :dunno:
     
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    I love shotguns like that. They have taken a simple functional design and elevated it to a work of art. That thing is beautiful.
     
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    it would be cool if they used ivory as well
     
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    totally makes you want to dress up like an english gentleman and go on safaris :coold:
     
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    equal parts artwork and serious tool. I personally would prefer 100% tool. I would love to have a quality o/u with some semi fancy wood but a stock that has been fitted for me. Real clean trigger, patterns nicely, but otherwise very little fluff.
     
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    kill_turu_kill Turu the Terrible OT Supporter

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    Many companies offering "Best" quality doubles have various levels of finish/detailing/artwork, so it's possible to get the same action (hopefully a sidelock) with simple case-hardened side plates and an oil rubbed turkish walnut stock.

    I've been debating selling some black guns to purchase a .28 gauge AyA double.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Yeah, I've never understood the point of blowing thousands of dollars on a shotgun of all things, which lacks the precision and inherent cost of a quality rifle. Those inlays and etchings look neat, but they're not for me.

    Also never seen the appeal of over/under and side-by-side. Give me a nice pump-action or semi-auto and I'm good.
     
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    Sure it's a shotgun, all? H&H is famous for double rifles, y'know... .375H&H ring a bell?
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I usually think about absurd straight-walled cartridges like .600 Nitro Express whenever I hear "Holland & Holland," personally...
     
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    Fair enough.

    which is why I wonder about all these people griping about spending assloads of $ for a shotgun.

    Holland&Holland are far more famous for extremely well-made double rifles, AFAIK, than for their shotguns.
     
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    England is so gay... :o
     
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    Almost $300,000 for a .700 nitro!?!?!?!? Yoooou can suck my dick.
     
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    mf101 has two.
     
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    Put a surefire and a rail on that and I could sell hundreds of them :rofl:
     
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    It would be sweet to have one, though.
     
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    I was part of the medical standby for a charity clays match where H&H had a tent. There were a couple guys shooting H&H shotguns. I didn't handle any of the H&H stuff, but it was pretty to look at.
     
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    to fancy
     
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    i've never even seen one of those in real life.

    while it is a work of art, it's just not my thing.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I have one. Truck gun.
     
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    and he got an AOW stamp, sawed the barrel and stock off and now its a truck gun.
     
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    why in the hell would anyone buy something like that and then think of firing a live shell in it? work of art.
     
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    try finding ammo for it though, and the 300k will be chump change.

    Kinda like those M95 8x56R rifles.
     

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