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Sale A0320 Lot 1352

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A RARE PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELEVER 'ROYAL' SIDELOCK EJECTOR / NON-EJECTORS, serial no. 17394 / 5,
30in. nitro barrels, the ribs with acanthus scroll detailing and gold-inlaid '1' and '2', the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and imp. cyl. choke, top tangs with oval cartouches gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the undersides with oval cartouches engraved 'ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR', some finish renewed, 14 1/4in. highly-figured stocks (shortened, the case retaining approx. 5/8in. removed sections), the fore-end irons mounted with chequered ejector on/off switches with gold-inlaid 'EJECT' details, weight 6lb. 15oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in July 1898 as '12 Hless Royal aB ejector guns' side lever, top safety, special rib, 30in. steel barrels'. The order book originally lists a 'Sykes' which is crossed out and over written 'Johnstone'

Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection

Other Notes: For a short biography of Mr Manuel Lopo de Carvalho please click HERE

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Estimate £14,000-16,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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