A fine 20-bore (3in) 'Royal' single-trigger self-opening sidelock ejector gun by Holland & Holland, no. 40404/40085
Semi-selective single-trigger with rolled-edge trigger-guard, hand-detachable lockplates with best bold foliate-scroll engraving, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, much hardening-colour, highly-figured stock with semi-pistolgrip (cracked and expertly repaired), beaver-tail forend, the barrels with game-rib engraved 'The Royal' and 'Holland & Holland, 13 Bruton Street, London'
Weight 5lb. 14oz., 14½in. stock, 28in. barrels, both approx. ¼ choke, 3in. chambers, London nitro proof
In its lightweight leather case