HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A PAIR OF 12-BORE 'ROYAL' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 25360 / 1,
30in. nitro chopperlump barrels (No.1 loose on action), ribs gold-inlaid '1' and '2', tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/4 choke, (some dents and rivelling and with light external rusting), automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, carved shell fences, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, bold floral and acanthus scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 15in. figured stocks including horn buttplates, sling swivels, No.1 missing escutcheon, No.2 (likely replacement) chipped at toe, weight 6lb. 10oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this pair of shotguns were completed June 1910 for Robert Holt of Dowsfield, Liverpool.