HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 12-BORE 'BADMINTON' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 34552,
28in. nitro barrels, the rib gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, some internal pitting, toplever gold-inlaid '1', manual safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, best bold acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the underside with 'HAMMERLESS EJECTOR' in an elaborate cartouche, the left crosspin cover engraved 'MADE IN ENGLAND', retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 14 5/8in. figured stock including 1 1/4in. extension and rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 8oz., with a nylon camouflage effect slip
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1956 for a 'Casciano'
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Estimate £5,000-7,000 € 5,548-7,767
S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act