In 1998, to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, Land Rover South Africa, maker of the iconic African safari vehicle, commissioned six rifles to commemorate its marque values; Supremacy, Freedom, Authenticity, Guts, Individualism, & Adventure. These six rifles were built in six calibers; .375 H&H, .300 H&H, .416 Rigby, .350 Rigby, .500 Jeffery & .404 Jeffery, with each built in the style of the maker of these proprietary cartridges. For this project they commissioned South Africa's premier gun artisans including riflemakers Danie Joubert and the late Jurie Majoor, stockmakers Danie Crouse, Johan Morkel, & Bennie Laubscher, engravers Helene Prins and Armin Winkler, and casemakers Tinus Tredoux & Pieter van der Spuy.
This rifle, "Supremacy", in .375 Holland & Holland is built on a Vektor true magnum length double square bridge Mauser action with classic Holland & Holland style quick detach rings and bases supporting a 4X Kahles scope. Circumferential bolt knob checkering. Barrel is 23 1/2" with barrel recoil lug and tie down, quarter rib with 1 standing and 2 folding express sights with gold inlay center line, barrel band front sling swivel and banded ramp front sight with folding H&H style hood. Drop box magazine with engraved floorplate with gold inlayed lion by Helene Prins and signed. Fully engraved pistol grip cap. Double crossbolts and all screws engraved. Engraving is of the highest caliber. Stocked in the British style in exhibition Turkish Walnut with excellent color and dark contrasting marblecake lines. Pancake cheekpiece with shadow line, ebony forend tip, and point pattern checkering which is over the top on the grip and wraps the forend. Two screw inletted rear swivel and vacant stock oval. 14 1/8" LOP to a Silver's pad with widow's peak. Weighs in at 11lb 10oz with scope and 10lb 7oz without. All cased in best quality Oak & Leather trunk case by Tinus Tredoux with Land Rover logo oil bottle, bore rod, leather sling and owner's brochure.
This gun remains new and unfired. It is executed in the highest quality and very well configured. It is the only one of the six Land Rover commissiond guns that found its way to our shores. If you can find a higher quality safari rifle at a better price you damn well better buy it.