A friend of mine picked up a pair of Holly rifles in a local gun auction over the weekend. A fancy .54 flint plains rifle with lots of silver animal inlets and a silver and brass patchbox shaped like a bull elk.
The other a .50 cal swivel breech flinter, that was rather plane but well made, and I am sure he built the action all himself in those days. Both had Bill Large barrels.
A third rifle was by D. King, made in 1968 and ornate silver inlays from stem to stern. An incredible longrifle, that was never fired and some of the best inletting I have ever seen. No gaps or raised edges after all these years, and everything was nicely hand engraved. I wish I had my camera with me!
I should add: Art Holly was from the Lansing, Mi area and trained Jack Gee and his cousin Forgy Parks back in their youth. Jack was a "Master" builder who started the Michigan LongrifleSmith Guild, which I was involved in. Jack was a very decorated shooter and judged at Dixon's Far for several years. They always say what a tough Master Art was, making them do things over and over till he thought it was RIGHT! There are a LOT of his rifles around the midwest.