* HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A UNIQUE 16-BORE 1885 FOSBERY PATENT 'PARADOX' RIFLED-CHOKE SHOT AND BALL BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR, serial no. 15962,
for 1920, 28in. nitro reproved (in 2022) barrels with file-cut sight rib, folding leaf sights marked 50 and 100, bead fore-sight, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON. "NITRO - PARADOX"', 2 1/2in. chambers, Col. G. Vincent Fosbery V.C. patent rifled chokes, patent no. 7568 of 1885, T.W. Webley and T. Brain patent screw grip action by Webley & Scott, patent no. 3053 of June 28th 1882, removable striker discs, automatic safety with brass 'SAFE' plaque, intercepting sears, border and scroll engraving, the sides engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND', brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/2in. stock (repair at toe) including steel buttplate, sling swivels, weight 7lb. 4oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1920 for A.E. Graves.
In their book 'Paradox - The Story of Col. G.V. Fosbery, Holland & Holland, and the Paradox', David J. Baker and Roger E. Lake state that only five double-barrelled boxlock actioned Paradox guns were sold by Holland & Holland and this is the only example in 16-bore, the remaining four being 12-bore
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act