Highlights of the sale include Lot 1148, a rifle built for the late H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates 1958-1990.

This is Rifle No. 4 from the Vo Royal Collection, United Arab Emirates Edition, ‘The King of Rifles’.

A unique Smets-engraved .416 Taylor bolt-magazine take-down sporting rifle with extra 7mm RM barrel, serial no. 004, 23in.

Presented in its brass-cornered oak and leather case fitted for both sets of barrels and with canvas and leather outer, embroidered with ‘VO ROYAL COLLECTION’.

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