HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 16-BORE 'ROYAL' SINGLE-TRIGGER HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 25861,
for 1911, 28in. nitro reproved barrels, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. choke both, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, semi-selective single trigger, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the underside with 'ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR' in an elaborate cartouche and 'PATENT SINGLE TRIGGER' in an oval, bright and blued finish overall, 14 5/8in. stock including 3/4in. ventilated rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 2oz., in a lightweight leather case
Provenance: The Makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in May 1911 for a Shanks, as No.2 of a pair
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act