Video: Birth of a Holland & Holland

Video: Birth of a Holland & Holland

It is comforting there are those who buck the age of instant gratification. To be sure, Holland & Holland is one of them.

The English best gun maker has been creating custom masterpieces in hardwood and metal for going on two centuries. And while the company has embraced some modern manufacturing processes, a lion’s share of the work is still done the way it was when Harris Holland founded the company.

In short, Holland and Holland’s shotguns and rifles are born through craftsmen’s skill, sweat and steady hands. The above video gives you a brief glimpse of this truly beautiful process.

There is nary a word in this video. There doesn’t need to be. The file, the chisel, the checkering cutter speak louder than any voiceover ever could.

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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.



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