HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 12-BORE 1885 FOSBERY PATENT 'PARADOX' RIFLED-CHOKE SHOT AND BALL 'ROYAL' SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 15786, with extra shot barrels,
26in. nitro barrels with matt sight rib with leaf sights for 50, 100 and 150 yards, gold bead foresight, tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98, NEW BOND STREET, LONDON. "NITRO-PARADOX" FOSBERY PATENT.', 2 1/2in. chambers, some pits, Col. G.Vincent Fosbery V.C. patent rifled chokes, patent no. 7568 of 1885;
27 1/2in. nitro chopperlump shot barrels, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke;
engraved fences, elongated top-strap, manual safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, chequered front trigger, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the underside with 'ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR' in an elaborate cartouche, retaining traces of original colour-hardening and much renewed finish, 14 1/2in. semi-pistolgrip stock including 1/2in. buttplate, weight 7lb. 5oz. (rifled choke barrels) and 6lb. 15oz. (shot barrels), in an associated leather case with provision for both sets of barrels
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed for 'Robinson' as a '12 Bore Hammerless Nitro Paradox Gun for Long Range, 26in. barrels, top lever, top safety, 28 steel barrels, pistol hand stock'. It was 'finished at factory 29/12/06'
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act