Image Lot Price Description

*VERY FINE 28 GA. HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 33677. (ca 1947) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-1/2″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow swamped game rib are engraved “Royal” and “Holland & Holland” “”98 New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and reproofs for 2-3/4″ at .556 and 3-1/4 tons. Bbls are fitted with H & H patent self-opening assist spring. Bottoms are stamped with SNs and bottom rib is engraved “Made in England”. Classic, small sized, Royal sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, gold-plated internals, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and H & H patent hand detachable sidelocks. Action and lockplates are engraved with classic H & H house style large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights. “Holland & Holland” is in plain field on central scroll flanked device on each lockplate. Left hinge pin cover is engraved “MADE IN ENGLAND”. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal Model”. Single beaded trigger guard is engraved with open scroll and SN at grip. Beautifully figured and marbled, red-toned European walnut buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features diamond hand, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “B. D.” Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.557, right -.559. Bore restrictions: left -.008 (Mod), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Maker’s leather VC case with stitched leather corners is embossed “R. D.” on top. Interior is lined with green cloth, has gold embossed H & H Bruton Street label on lid, and contains a walnut and brass 2-pc cleaning rod with brush, mop, and jag, H & H box of cleaning patches, can of H & H “Nevarust”, H & H round oil bottle, and pull through field bore brush in leatherite case. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90% of what appears to be orig blue, thinned at normal carry point above forend. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig muted case hardening color, considerably silvered on bottom, beads, and fences from normal hand wear. Lockplates retain most of their color. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece, trigger guard on bead and considerably at grip. Stock retains what appears to be its orig finish, slightly worn through at high points and with a number of normal handling marks. Checkering is slightly worn and dark. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are perfectly timed. Case leather is excellent, with a few minor scratches and scuffs. Straps and handle are very good. Interior cloth is excellent, with a few minor rubs. Label and accessories are excellent. An exceptionally rare small bore British best. 4-48317 MGM35 (40,000-60,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.