HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A PAIR OF LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE 'ROYAL BREVIS' SELF-OPENING HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 32761 / 2,
26 1/2in. nitro chopperlump barrels, ribs engraved in script 'Royal Brevis', with acanthus scroll detailing and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, right wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguards, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the undersides with 'ROYAL SELF-OPENER PATENT 1922', retaining traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/4in. well-figured stocks, weight 6lb. 2oz, in their brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this pair was completed in July 1935 for an 'Olivier'
The vendor has kindly confirmed that the guns were made for his father, William Olivier, and the guns were passed to him by descent
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