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Holland & Holland Film

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dak0ta, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    Makes me feel so very Brit-ish. Remnant of Empire

    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  2. Gaiudo

    Gaiudo Well-Known Member

  3. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    All in with the H&H Signature Range Rover!

  4. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    Haha this is the antithesis to rappers and their bling!
  5. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    The only thing between me and some of those fine guns is six numbers on a lottery ticket.

    Worth noting is the fine craftsmanship shown in the video.

  6. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Maybe some can see why those guns cost what they do - that hand fitting and finishing is second to none
  7. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Well-Known Member

    Many many years ago,,,

    Many many years ago,,,
    I was a young GI on leave in London,,,
    I walked into their showroom and was treated very nicely.

    They were reluctant to allow me to handle their new firearms,,,
    But the gentleman on the floor did allow me to hold and aim a used double-rifle.

    At that time the used double-rifle would have been over 3 years pay for me.

    All in all they were very polite and kind to a poor-but-appreciative young GI.

    Especially since all I could afford to purchase was a small key-chain,,,
    At that time (early 70's) that keychain was two days pay for me,,,
    It was the least expensive thing in their store. [​IMG]


  8. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Many here do not have an idea how long their employees work there - it takes YEARS to move from being an apprentice to skilled craftsman - they don't just get to watch a You Tube video to learn how to assemble things. When you have to take a small block of steel and make the screw needed, or a flat piece and turn it into a hardened leaf spring, it takes skill. As was shown in the video, to get the barrels to the right balance and weight point, they are meticulously hand filed little by little to get there.

    Are they worth the cost? To many the answer is yes; to those who would just be happy with a maverick pump - good for you, but you would never understand it - it isn't snobbery, but an appreciation for a certain detail that many simply misunderstand. Even at their high prices in this economy, a bespoke gun has a two year waiting time frame
  9. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Wow, models with H&H gear. Big deal.

    I found it interesting that superimposed over the music was the same exact gunshot over and over, and an occasional heat-related sound, but no car engines or voices or clinking of glasses.

    Hoity-toity nonsense. I bet few of the "shooters" depicted ever shot a gun before they were cast in the video.
  10. Iramo94

    Iramo94 Well-Known Member

    Going to the shop in England and getting fitted for a double barrel has been on my bucket list for a while now. I'll be able to afford it one of these decades...

    I can't decide which is more beautiful, though: the guns, or the Maserati.
  11. redmond

    redmond Well-Known Member

    I have a Holland and Holland Rook Rifle #5 (think .360 plinker) that was my father's, living in my gunsafe. Not one of their awsome shotguns or double rifles, but the workmanship is incredible. He picked it up in a pawnshop in the '70s for $100.
  12. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Guess you fit my previous statement:

    Redmond - have you ever fired that Rook rifle? I bet it is a neat gun to shoot
  13. redmond

    redmond Well-Known Member

    Yes, I've shot it and it's fun, but finding ammo (#5 Rook) is difficult.






  14. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    And a sidelever to boot.DAMN! I have always wanted a Steven Grant side lever sidelock........but I need a winning Powerball ticket

    Very nice and thanks for the photos!
  15. talldragon

    talldragon Well-Known Member

    Cool video. High production value, that's for sure. A lot of H&H product placement. Love seeing the barrels being put together, fitting a customer for LOP and the cannon fire at the end. Thanks for sharing :D .
  16. Gato Montés

    Gato Montés Well-Known Member

    Man, what an awesome video. I mean, wow, those clothes are FABULOUS! And don't get me started on the dinette set!

    I'm poor. Hopefully not forever, but I am now which of course stilts my opinion. Those firearms transcend simple tools and fall into the realm of art, no doubt, but while I may not completely appreciate those firearms because of their out-of-reach status, something about that ad tells me their target demographic are more interested in completing a look rather than appreciating the workmanship themselves.
  17. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Well-Known Member

    So how is this different from 99.99% of the commercials in the world?

    I would have sold my sister to the gypsies for an opportunity to apprentice for that company.


  18. Tim the student

    Tim the student Well-Known Member

    Oh, if only I had the funds...
  19. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong, guys. I'm all for quality and all for the idea of earned exclusivity. I have some of it myself; I can go on a military base and always find a parking space because of earned exclusivity. My criticism is limited to that marketing approach, appealing to the too-often-bought-into notion that if I buy a Brand X widget I'll be cooler, thinner, better looking, and able to travel in a higher social circles than before I had the Brand X widget.

    I'm sure handmade-to-order H&H guns are awesome, but are they enough better at what they are supposedly designed to do (break clays, kill game, etc.) than factory produced, mass market firearms to justify their hyper prices or long production wait times? That's a question for each individual who can afford one to answer. What I am confident in saying is that owning an H&H gun will not automatically make you part of the depicted culture.
  20. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    "That club sucks, anyway", said the guy who couldn't get in. :neener:

    I'm teasing. I will never afford one, either. But if I ever hit it big, I'm taking the first flight to that god forsaken country to get one built.

    Will it help my shooting? Probably not by much. But when you have more money than sense, there's only so many Maserati's that will fit in your garage :D

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