HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 12-BORE 1885 FOSBERY PATENT 'PARADOX' RIFLED CHOKE SHOT AND BALL TOPLEVER HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 15267,
circa 1893, 28in. black powder only barrels with matt sight rib, leaf sights for 50 and 100 yards and bead foresight, tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND 98 NEW BOND STREET LONDON "PARADOX" FOSBERY PATENT', 2 1/2in. chambers, Col. G.Vincent Fosbery V.C. patent rifled chokes, patent no. 7568 of 1885, some pitting right barrel, carved percussion fences, rebounding back-action locks, border engraving, retaining traces of original colour-hardening, 15in. semi-pistolgrip stock (repaired horizontal crack through grip) including 7/8in. rubber recoil pad, fore-end with Deeley & Edge patent release catch, weight 7lb. 2oz., in a Holland & Holland lightweight leather case containing a 'No.12' brass bullet mould (with plug), turnscrew, Holland & Holland nickel-plated oil bottle, powder measure, two piece cleaning rod and a brass reloading tool
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was competed for 'Lloyd Graeme' as a 12-bore paradox gun with 28in. steel barrels
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act