HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE 'ROYAL' SELF-OPENING HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 40835 / 6,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved in script 'THE ROYAL' and with floral designs and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 33. BRUTON STREET. LONDON.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguards, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the undersides with elaborate cartouches engraved 'THE ROYAL MODEL', retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 15 1/2in. well-figured stocks with diamond grips and including 3/4in. rubber recoil pads, weight 6lb. 11oz., in their lightweight leather motor case with some accessories and canvas and leather outer
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed on the 15th December 1986 for a Mr R.J. Montague as "a best quality pair of Royal 12 bore game guns, 28in. barrels, 2 3/4in. chambers, two triggers, stocked with the finest quality walnut. De luxe grade. straight hand stock. Royal scroll colour hardened. Case:- lightweight motor case maroon leather - green baize lining. Canvas outer cover. Tools."
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