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Sale A1221 Lot 1454

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A 12-BORE 'ROYAL BREVIS' SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 33469, with extra barrels and two sets of barrels for gun No. 33468,
circa 1938, 28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib gold-inlaid in script "Royal Brevis" and '2', the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in both;
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib gold-inlaid in script "Royal Brevis" and '2C', the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 3/4 choke in both;
toplever gold-inlaid '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, hand-detachable sidelocks, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, semi-selective single trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the lockplates gold-inlaid 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND', the underside with elaborate cartouches engraved 'ROYAL EJECTOR' and 'HOLLANDS SINGLE TRIGGER', bright finish overall, 14 3/8in. well-figured stock, cast on for the left shoulder, weight 6lb. 6oz., in its leather double guncase with provision for all sets of barrels; the case fitted for the pair and containing two sets of barrels (retaining fore-end) for the No.1 gun, serial no. 33468 (action missing);
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib gold-inlaid in script "Royal Brevis" and '1', the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in both; 28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib gold-inlaid in script "Royal Brevis" and '1S', the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was made as No.2 of a pair for a 'Birkby' in September 1939



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Estimate £7,000-9,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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