HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A PAIR OF 20-BORE (CENTRAL VISION) 'ROYAL' SELF-OPENING HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 36621 / 2,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, ribs engraved in script 'Royal' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 13, BRUTON STREET, LONDON.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, right wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, treble-grip actions with hidden third bites, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, hand-detachable lockplates with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, articulated front triggers, rolled-edge triggerguards, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the undersides with elaborate cartouches engraved 'ROYAL MODEL', the crosspin covers with 'MADE IN ENGLAND', retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 13in. well-figured stocks (cast off towards central vision, lockplates and furniture swept) including 5/8in. rubber recoil pads, weight 5lb. 10oz., in their lightweight leather motor case with some accessories
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this pair was completed for a 'Collabiano'. No date is recorded
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