by NRA Staff - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A photo gallery showcasing some of PL Holehan's gorgeous safari rifles. These rifles are all viewable at PL Holehan's website.
For hunters who want a finely machined and assembled rifle that’ll stand up to rough treatment, Holehan offers his Alpine Hunter in a synthetic stock.
The reverse-relief engraving on this Holehan grip cap oozes subdued elegance.
Extra flourishes, like this four-panel checkered bolt knob are what set fine workmanship like Holehan’s apart from some other custom makers.
This PL Holehan African Hunter boasts a double-bridge receiver and standing quarter rib.
Machined, Mauser-type double-square-bridge receivers are a Holehan specialty. Bridge covers are in place on this one.
Example of Holehan engraving, elk and kudu on bottom metal.
Gold line inlay on a folding-leaf rear sight from the previous rifle.
PL Holehan Safari Hunter model in .375 H&H.
Lee Holehan took his nice Coues buck with what has to be one of the prettiest Remington 788s in existence, customized by his son Pat, with a fancy walnut stock and new bottom metal.
Based on a Model 70 action in .308 Win., and stocked in English walnut, the Holehan LightWeight Classic used by John Zent proved as accurate as it is handsome.
On a Sonora Coues deer hunt, NRA’s John Zent used a stunning rifle from custom gunmaker/outfitter Patrick Holehan.
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