A composed pair of 12-bore 'Royal' sidelock ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no.  23047/8 In a leather motorcase with Holland & Holland trade-label

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Lot 669AS2
A composed pair of 12-bore 'Royal' sidelock ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no. 23047/8
In a leather motorcase with Holland & Holland trade-label

Sold for £ 22,500 (US$ 31,049) inc. premium
A composed pair of 12-bore 'Royal' sidelock ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no. 23047/8
The toplevers and ribs numbered '1' and '2' in gold, bold foliate-scroll engraving, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, some hardening-colour, well-figured replacement stocks (No. 2 with chipped and repaired forend), the replacement chopper-lump barrels engraved Holland & Holland, Bruton Street, London with game-ribs
Weight 7lb. 1oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 14oz. (No. 2), 15½in. stocks, 28in. barrels, approx. I.C. & full choke (No. 1) and ⅝ & ⅞ choke (No. 2), 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof
In a leather motorcase with Holland & Holland trade-label

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that these guns were completed in 1903 for a Mr Muir and a Mr Searing respectively and that they rebarrelled them in 2000. The vendor informs us that the guns were restocked by Pascal Collard

Saleroom notices

  • Extra Lot: A composed pair of 12-bore 'Royal' sidelock ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no. 23047/8 In a leather motorcase with Holland & Holland trade-label £18,000-25,000
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A composed pair of 12-bore 'Royal' sidelock ejector guns by Holland & Holland, no.  23047/8 In a leather motorcase with Holland & Holland trade-label
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