Lot 1510: HOLLAND & HOLLAND A SCARCE 28-BORE ''ROYAL'' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 34751,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A SCARCE 28-BORE ''ROYAL'' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 34751,
28in. nitro reproved barrels, the rib with fine acanthus detailing at the breech end and gold-inlaid ''3'', the tubes engraved ''HOLLAND & HOLLAND.13. BRUTON STREET. LONDON.'', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, toplever gold-inlaid ''3'', automatic safety with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled edge triggerguard, best bold Royal scroll engraving, the underside with an elaborate cartouche engraved ''ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR'', bright finish overall, 15 1/2in. highly-figured stock, weight 5lb. 7oz., in its lightweight leather case, the lid outer initialled ''G.J.B.''
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in July 1965 to match a ''pattern gun'' for a Mr G. J. Burger.