HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A PAIR OF 12-BORE 'ROYAL' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 25632 / 3,
for 1909, 30in. nitro reproved barrels, the ribs gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, the tubes with later gold-inlaid 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', the undersides with 'GRIFFIN & HOWE INC. NEW YORK NY', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and full choke, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, treble-grip actions with hidden third bites, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, articulated front triggers, rolled-edge triggerguards, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the undersides with 'ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR' in elaborate cartouches, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 15 1/8in. figured stocks (possible replacements) including 7/8in. recoil pads, weight 6lb. 14oz. (No.1) and 6lb. 12oz. (No.2), in their brass-cornered oak and leather case with internal protector flap
Provenance: The Makers have kindly confirmed that this pair was completed in September 1909 for Count Lemburg Sterum, the stocks with engraving on oval crown and initials L. S.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act