HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A PAIR OF 12-BORE 'ROYAL' SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 22285 / 6,
30in. nitro barrels, ribs gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, No.1 barrels (replacements in 1973) with tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 13, BRUTON STREET, LONDON.', No.2 (loose on action) tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98, NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.'(faint) right wall at 19, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. in both (No.1) and true cyl. and 1/4 choke (No.2), toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the undersides with cartouches engraved 'ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR' and 'PATENT SINGLE TRIGGER', No.1 semi-selective mechanism not operating, some replacement screws, bright finishes overall, 14 1/8in. figured replacement stocks, weight 6lb. 8oz. (No.1) and 6lb. 10oz. (No.2) in their brass-cornered oak and leather case with internal protector flap
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1899 for 'Benyon'
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act