Frederick Selous was Africa’s last great white hunter, the legend who guided Theodore Roosevelt on his African safari and the man for whom one of Tanzania largest game parks is named. Â London’s Natural History Museum alone holds 524 mammals he hunted. Bonhams will sell his Holland & Holland .256 “falling block” rifle on December 8 at its Sporting Gun Sale in London.
Last month Teddy Roosevelt’s shotgun sold for $862,500. Bonhams’ expectations for Selous’ rifle, used for shooting smaller game, are considerably more modest, $7900-$11,000. The rifle, completed in 1909, is engraved with his name.
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