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Fitted inside an oak and leather casing, this Philippe Grifnee engraved  .577 Holland & Holland Nitro Express double rifle has its gold background receiver deeply carved with African game species including Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros.

Fitted inside an oak and leather casing, this Philippe Grifnee engraved Holland & Holland Nitro Express double rifle has its gold background receiver deeply carved with African game species including Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros.

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Another of the Holland  Holland built .700 Nitro Express rifles and this Philippe Grifnee engraved .700 double rifle, featuring deeply carved African scenes incorporating elephants as the primary subject, can fire a 1000-grain projectile that can generate as much as 15,000 ft-lbs of energy.

Holland & Holland built the first Nitro Express rifles and this Philippe Grifnee engraved double rifle,

A stunning J. Purdey  Sons double rifle in .600 Nitro Express. Engraved by Philippe Grifnee with a gold Rhino, Elephants and a stand of Cape Buffalos. The gold background inlay gives the gun a unique appearance and is tastefully set off by the deep relief engraving of the African game scenes.

A stunning J. Purdey & Sons double rifle in Nitro Express. Engraved by Philippe Grifnee with a gold Rhino, Elephants and a stand of Cape Buffalos. The gold background inlay gives the gun a unique appearance and is tastefully set off by the deep relie

Holland & Holland built the first .700 Nitro Express rifles and this Philippe Grifnee engraved .700 double rifle, featuring deeply carved African scenes incorporating elephants as the primary subject, can fire a 1000-grain projectile that can generate as much as 15,000 ft-lbs of energy.

Holland & Holland built the first Nitro Express rifles and this…

In the world of Winchesters, the Model 21 is without argument, the finest quality gun produced by the venerable arms making firm. And in the world of Model 21's, this gun, John Olin's "King Buck" 21, is considered to be the finest Model 21, and thereby the finest Winchester, ever produced. It is heavily embossed and inlaid with solid gold to commemorate Olin's favorite hunting dog, a black lab named "King Buck". Images of King Buck were used in numerous advertising campaigns.

In the world of Winchesters, the Model 21 is without argument, the finest…

Beretta Double Rifle - Today's GOTD is a Beretta .470 Nitro Express with bulino engraving. The myriad indentations necessary to create an almost three dimensional engraving (with incredible shading) for all the animal species reflected on this firearm really emphasizes just how much work the engraver has to perform with this style.  We’ve found lion, elephant, cape buffalo and leopard in just our quick review of this gun. All incredibly realistic. NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA

Beretta Double Rifle - Beretta Nitro Express with bulino engraving.

A Purdey self-opening double rifle in 375 Holland & Holland Magnum. The British gunmaker's art exemplified. (Picture courtesy of theexplora.com).

James Purdey 12 bore side by side. Think I kind of have to save some extra money for this one ;

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