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*PAIR OF HOLLAND & HOLLAND SELF-OPENING ROYAL EJECTOR GAME GUNS. SN 31794/ 31795. (1928) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 27-3/4″ Chopper lump bbls are unmarked with the exception of gold numbers “1” and “2” at breech ends of narrow game ribs. (These numbers also appear on top levers and forend tips.) Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bbls are fitted with Holland and Holland patent self-opening assist springs. Classic Royal actions feature non-automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and H & H patent detachable sidelocks. Actions and lockplates are engraved in classic H & H house style with large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights. “Holland & Holland” is in arched device on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “ROYAL” “SELF-OPENER” “PATENT 1922”. Single beaded trigger guards are engraved with open scroll and SNs at grips. well matched, lightly figured and well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-1/4″ over 1-1/4″ thick checkered horn buttplates, and feature point pattern checkering with line borders, drop points, and vacant gold ovals on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.724, right -.719. Bore restrictions: left -.032 (Full), right -.013 (Lt Mod). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.015 (Lt Mod), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Factory cover letter stating history of guns as known. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refinished. Newly made high quality bbls retain nearly all of their orig satin blue finish. Actions coin finished. Top levers, forend irons and trigger guards re-blued, and retain most of that blue, engraving slightly softened. Stocks retain nearly all of their rubbed oil refinish, checkering re-cut. Horn butt extensions were most likely done at time of refinishing. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors of gun no. “1” are in time. Gun no. “2” ejectors are slightly out of time. A fine usable pair of classic game guns. 4-48281 MGM32 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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