HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 16-BORE 'ROYAL' SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 33524,
28in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved in script "Royal" and with acanthus work at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, bore dimensions marginal and wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Holland & Holland semi-selective single trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the underside with elaborate cartouches engraved 'ROYAL MODEL' and 'HOLLAND'S SINGLE TRIGGER', retaining traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 15 3/4in. figured stock slightly swept at comb and including 2 1/4in. wooden extension, weight 6lb. 2oz., in a lightweight leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed on the 28th July 1947 for a 'Birtwistle'
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