HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 12-BORE 'ROYAL' SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 12860,
30in. nitro reproved Whitworth steel chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, H. Holland and J. Robertson patent barrel cocking action, patent no. 23 of 1883, action face with W.M. Scott and T. Baker patent gas checks, patent no. 617 of 1882, use number 4267, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, dipped-edge lockplates, protruding tumbler pivots, border and partial acanthus scroll engraving, the underside engraved 'PATENT NO.11623', retaining traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 15in. figured replacement stock including 3/4in. rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 13oz., in its makers leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was made as a Royal ejector with Whitworth steel barrels for a Dodd, the date of completion is unclear, but the preceding serial numbered gun is noted as shot in1890
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act