HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 12-BORE 'ROYAL' ROUNDED-BAR SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 16626,
28in. replacement nitro barrels (by another in 1973), rib gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 3/4 and 1/4 choke, toplever gold-inlaid '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the underside with an elaborate cartouche engraved 'ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR', brushed bright finish overall, 14 1/4in. figured stock including 1/2in. wooden extension, gold escutcheon inscribed in script 'R.O. Ridley', weight 6lb. 10oz., in a leather hammergun case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in May 1897 for a Ridley
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