HOLLAND & HOLLAND
AN EARLY 12-BORE 1888 PATENT 'ROYAL' SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 14495,
30in. black powder only barrels, rib engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON.', (rubbed), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, treble-grip action with Scott patent gas check system, patent no. 617 of 1882, use number 5042, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, non-dipped edge lockplates with protruding tumbler pivots, Holland & Robertson patent ejector system, patent no. 16691 of 16th November 1888, bold acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the underside with 'ROYAL EJECTOR PATENT NO. 16691', brushed finish overall, 14 1/2in. figured stock, weight 6lb. 10oz., in its leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in July 1892 as a 'No.2 Royal Ejector' for an E.A. Lee
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