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HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 17304. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls with swamped game rib are engraved “HOLLAND & HOLLAND” and “98 New Bond Street. London.” on tops. Gun is number one of a pair with the numeral “1” gold inlaid on engraved portion at rear of rib, top lever, and engraved on forend iron. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SN is on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened Royal action is stocked to the fences and features orig Holland single trigger, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with large, bold, open, shaded scroll, as sometimes done before H & H settled on their “house” style of large scroll and acanthus. “Holland & Holland” is in arched riband at front of each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “ROYAL” “HAMMERLESS” “EJECTOR”. Trigger guard has small bow and SN on short tang, is also scroll engraved. Lightly fiddle figured and well streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “J. P. W. Jr”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.003 plus .006 recess (probably shoots a modified pattern), right -.002 plus .002 recess (IC). Wall thickness: left -.020 (at recess, otherwise .024 – .026), right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Green canvas Brady case with stitched leather corners is embossed “J. P. W. Jr.” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with Brady tag and small Abercrombie & Fitch leather label in lid. Case contains A & F marked oil bottle and snap caps, as well as a 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with mop, jag, and Turks head. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with orig specifications. Copy of ledger page. G & H information regarding history of this gun, and its ownership, as shown in their records. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain 95% + fine quality satin rust blue. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, strongest on lockplates. Newly made buttstock is of very high quality with correctly shaped drop points and well done checkering, and retains most of its orig finish, forend refinished, checkering re-cut, and 1-1/4″ x 8″ sliver missing from left side. Work done on this gun includes bbl work consisting of shortening orig 30″ bbls to 26″, correctly plugging voids at muzzles, and doing recessed choke, making this a fine, well balanced upland gun. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is very fine with canvas fading and numerous rubs on corners. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine, with some slight insect damage and rubs. Accessories are very fine. 4-48385 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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