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*VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE 20 GAUGE GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 41315. (1997) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Beautifully struck chopper lump bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “Bruton Street. London.” on tops. Rear portion of concave game rib is engraved “Model Deluxe”. Gun is no. “2” of a pair (number “1” is also in this auction) with “2” gold inlaid on rear of rib, top lever, and forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with 1997 London nitro proofs. Bottom of rear lump is stamped “H & H NY. NY.” Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, and fitted with self-opening assist spring. Small coin finished action is nicely filed and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), single non-selective trigger, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and hand detachable sidelocks. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut, large, shaded, open, scrolled acanthus with strapwork highlights within foliate borders. “Holland & Holland” is in large, scrolled riband on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Model Deluxe”. Small bow single beaded trigger guard is also scroll engraved, and has SN gold inlaid at grip. Well marbled, and nicely figured, flesh-toned European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over traditional checkered wood butt, and features diamond grip with point pattern checkering and mullered borders, drop points, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “J. W. H”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.610, right -.610. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (Lt mod), right -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Gun is accompanied by 1920’s vintage leather two gun motor case with stitched leather corners, lined in green cloth, having black leather gold embossed H & H label in lid, along with gun cleaning information label, and charge card for gun no. “25741”. Case contains black morocco wallet with pull through cleaning kit, round H & H marked oil bottle, and a pair of H & H marked snap caps, in covered compartment. Another compartment contains horn handled H & H marked turnscrew. CONDITION: Excellent, showing slight use. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with silvering at muzzles and breech ends, and a few very light marks. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish. Stocks have a few light scratches. There are two somewhat deeper compressions on right side of butt. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is darkening, with a few scuffs on edges and corners, some grain lifting. One strap is broken, handle is good. Interior cloth is fine with compressions and areas rubbed through from contact with bbls. Labels are excellent. Paper labels are slightly foxed and soiled. Turnscrew is fine. Other accessories are “as new”. 4-49114 MGM309 (37,500-57,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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