A rare .250 semi-smooth bore Holland & Holland target pistol, with side lever, breaktop snap action, probably adapted from their famous rook rifle action, number 42494. The pistol with Purdey style target stock, hexagonal barrel with wood fore-end, back action lock and swept steel trigger guard. This pistol overall retains all its finishes and varnish with case hardened lock, blued barrel and steel furniture, chequered walnut stock which is pristine and a perfect bore. It is contained in a mahogany case with red velvet lining and a number of accessories. This pistol is rare it is highly unlikely that Holland & Holland made more than a handful of this type of target pistol.