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3285
$10,350.00

*FINE SMALL BORE HOLLAND & HOLLAND NUMBER 2 DETACHABLE BACK ACTION SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 26722. (1911) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls with slightly swamped, narrow game rib are engraved “Holland & Holland” “13, Bruton Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and London 2002 re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Case hardened, small sized, round bodied top lever action is fitted with patent detachable back locks, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gas vents on breechface, silver band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with simple line and small scroll borders. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate, and “Holland’s” “Ejector” is on bottom. SN is on short trigger guard tang. Well marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt. Classic point pattern checkering is at grip. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with inlet steel tip has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.655, right – .655. Bore restrictions: left – .012 (mod), right – .007 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 15″. What is most likely orig leather case with central brass medallion is embossed “P. R. Davies – Cooke” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather H&H New Bond Street label in lid, along with charge card, inked in “16 bore” and “1911” and another specification card for this gun (“installed when chambers were lengthened and re-proofed”). Case contains H&H marked snap caps and oil bottle, as well as a pull through cleaning kit and two keys. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished at time of re-proof. Newer H&H Bruton Street marked bbls retain over 90% of what appears to be their orig blue. Action and lockplates retain traces of their orig case hardening color. Other blued parts, including top lever, trigger guard, trigger plate, forend iron and latch, retain over 90% of their re-blue. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish with many light subsequent marks and small dings, checkering re-cut and lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather has darkened considerably, with many stains, marks, and rubs. Newer straps are good, as is restored handle. Interior cloth is very good, with some insect damage, rubs, and soiling. Partitions are good. Labels are good. A nice handling well balanced Holland. 50972-3 MGM271 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3285

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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