Hunting rifle

Holland & Holland

Established 1835

Founded in 1835 by London tobacconist and fine competition pigeon shot Harris Holland, Holland & Holland manufacturers the most iconic hunting rifles. Harris Holland’s successes in the pigeon ring continued to be reported in the press. Subsequently sales boomed and Holland expanded, moving from King Street to the fashionable Bond Street.

In 1860 Holland’s nephew, Henry William Holland, joined the company as an apprentice. He would become an inventive genius and gifted businessman, helping drive his uncle’s firm forward. He lodged the first of the company’s fifty one patents in 1861 and became a partner in 1876, thereby creating ‘Holland & Holland’. Today, Holland & Holland continues to lead the field as a traditional gunmaker with a thoroughly modern outlook, catering to the world’s most discerning sportsmen.

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