HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A FINE, VIRTUALLY UNUSED PAIR OF 20-BORE (2 3/4IN. MAGNUM) 'ROYAL DE LUXE' SELF-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 41168 / 9,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, ribs gold-inlaid '1' and '2' and engraved in script 'MODEL DE LUXE', tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND 33. BRUTON STREET, LONDON.', and carved with floral motifs at the breech ends, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, Holland & Holland patent self-opening actions, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, pinless lockplates with fluted hand-detachable release levers, matted gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguards, the actions, lockplates and furniture profusely engraved with best bold floral and stylised arabesque motifs on a matt background, the lockplates and undersides engraved with the makers name, the triggerguard tangs gold-inlaid with the serial numbers, 15 1/4in. highly-figured stocks with diamond grips, weight 6lb. 10oz., in a lightweight leather motor case with some accessories
Provenance: We are kindly informed by the makers that this pair of shotguns were completed 1996.