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    Sale 7643

    Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    21 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, NO. 40297/8

    Price Realised  

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, NO. 40297/8
    Bold foliate engraving with pheasants depicted in natural surroundings and the head of a retriever dog, old silver finish, gold washed double triggers and lock plate pins, hand detachable locks, gold inlaid cocking indicators and "1" and "2" to top levers and ribs, gold automatic "safe" catches, fully figured stocks, gold ovals, the chopper lump barrels with game ribs
    Weight (no.1) 6lb. 8¼oz., (no.2) 6lb. 8oz., 15in. stocks, 28in. barrels, chokes approx. (no.1) ¼ & 7/8, (no.2) ¼ & ¾+, 2¾in. chambers, both nitro proof
    In a double leather motor case (2)


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    Special Notice

    Sporting Guns. Unless otherwise stated, this gun is a double-barrelled hammerless shotgun. Every gun (blue label), with specific exceptions (yellow label), requires a Shot Gun Certificate.
    VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.


    Post Lot Text

    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1976. They remain in virtually unused condition.