An early pair of 12-bore 'First Model Royal' sidelock non-ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no. 8942/3
Lot 504S2
An early pair of 12-bore 'First Model Royal' sidelock non-ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no. 8942/3
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,219) inc. premium
Auction Details
An early pair of 12-bore 'First Model Royal' sidelock non-ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no. 8942/3
Lot Details
An early pair of 12-bore 'First Model Royal' sidelock non-ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no. 8942/3
The top-tangs and trigger-guard tangs engraved '1' and '2', sidelever-opening, the dipped-edge lockplates with best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, well-figured stocks (No. 1 shortened, No. 2 replaced), the No. 1 with ventilated recoil-pad (No. 2 forend with inset repairs), the No. 1 rebrowned damascus barrels (loose on action) with game-rib; the No. 2 blacked sleeved damascus barrels (by Westley Richards) with game-rib
Weight 6lb. 13¾oz. (No. 1) and 7lb. 1½oz. (No. 2), 13½in. pull (12¾in. stock) (No. 1) and 14 7/8in. stock (No. 2), 30in. barrels, both approx. I.C. (No. 1) and 3/8 & 5/8 choke (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, Birmingham nitro reproof (No. 1 right barrel-thickness at 20+, left barrel-thickness at 19)

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1886
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