Extra Luxury rifle by Desenzani - Holland & Holland
Let's start a historic trip in the guns world with the extra luxury arms of Desenzani and Holland & Hollandf
In the Fucili d'Autore area of HIT Show we met Marco Barbetti one of the owners and members of the Laboratorio Armi Desenzani of Brescia, one of the most famous and historic armories In Brescia and perhaps of Italy since 1910.
He presented us a triplet model, produced some years ago.They are three shotguns of Desenzani brand, with Holland & Holland system tailor-made based on customer request. They are three twins, in manufacturing and for the wood which is a piece of precious Turkish walnut briar to reproduce this wood on three rifles is cut and opened like a book, so the briar can have the same grain in every stock. On the receiver we can see the engravings in the English style andwith fine hunting scenes different in each weapon. They are luxury rifles, expressly tailor-made on request It took about 800 hours of work to build each piece so the price is quite steep and it depends on the specific requirements of the engraving and of the accessories requested by the customer.
The second shotgun is produced by the Armi Desenzani laboratory, an extra-luxury double-barreled shotgun. In this case we have a particularity: the opening of this rifle is through a lateral key which is called "lateral coil". The rifle looks very beautiful as it is engraved by one of the most important Italian master engravers: Francesco Medici.
For the third rifle we have a historical rifle, from the Holland & Holland house in London, from the late 1800s. We can see it from the barrels that are built with damascus steel and from this particular lateral folder defined as pear because it has this different and unusual shape compared to modern rifles.
The last rifle, again English, from the very famous Holland & Holland house, but it is an extra luxury model, royale model, and it has this side battery where there are all the waste devices that can be dismantled by hand through a small key that rotates. It is a screw pin and allows you to see the internal mechanisms of the rifle. We could define it as a Swiss watch internally.
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