Holland & Holland 12 Bore Back ActionSidelock EJECTOR, CASED! ANTIQUE!

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Description: Holland & Holland 12 Bore Shotgun


General Specs: H&H, London, Year 1886, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 2 oz, SxS

Serial Number: 11570

This gun is an extremely rare and very early ejector from this pre-eminent gun maker and furthermore is in unusually find condition. We know that the gun was sleeved in 1974 by Westley Richards of Birmingham and we suspect that the stock and forend wood is the original, judging from its similarity to the original specification in the maker’s records. The original stocking was executed by John Robertson of Boss & Co fame and the actioning by Drydon. The inset comb seemed to be an antique alteration, probably to change the angle of the front of the comb, and has been refitted by our stocking specialist to a more normal dimension.

All in all, this is a very important gun for any enthusiast of the very best and most interesting products of the London gun trade and represents a very rare opportunity.

Leather & Brass case complete with contemporary Holland & Holland 98 New Bond Street label and have retrospectively fitted it to this gun. Pewter oil bottle of contemporary design and a beautiful Ebony & Brass cleaning rod.

Furthermore, we have recently re-sleeved the gun using the so-called ‘Invisible Sleeving’ TIG welding method and re-proofed if for 2 ¾” cartridges.

The action is of Needham’s design and features: Double triggers bolted by an automatic top tang safety slide, Back action locks, Westley Richards style top lever opening with a ‘dolls head’ rib extension, Needham’s patent ejector and split extractors and Anson’s push rod forend catch.

Engraving style Best Bouquet & Find Scroll.

The Damascus to Steel TIG sleeved barrels are 28” in length, chambered for 2 ¾” (70mm) cartridges and are of brazed ‘dovetail’ lump construction with soft soldered ribs. Top rib is of the smooth, flat, pigeon gun type.

London reproof for 70mm nitro powder cartridges in 2008.

Straight Hand Stock and Splinter Forend are crafted from highly figured walnut. We suspect that the stock and forend wood is the original, judging from its similarity to the original specification in the maker’s records. The original stoking was executed by John Robertson of Boss & Co fame. There is an antique adjustment/ repair inlet to the front third of the comb and two small repair inlets to the forend wood. The stock is cast off for a right-handed shot and if fitted with a leather covered recoil pad. The 24 lines per inch chequering is to normal sidelock pattern that closely follows the outline of the lock plate. The stock is finished with a traditional linseed oil based preparation as used on best guns by one of the top English makers. This finish uses no grain fillers to achieve its deep, smooth luster, only many hours of alternate build and flatting off of the surface.


Barrel Length: 28"****** Chokes: .010/.025***** Bores: excellent****** Bore Diameter: .731/.729****** Wall Thickness: .033/.029****** % Blue: 99%****** Chambers: 2 3/4"****** Ribs: tight****** Sights: single front******


Action: tight****** Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors****** Case Color: traces****** Screws: perfect****** Engraving: sharp, clear****** Trigger Type: double trigger, crisp****** Trigger Guard Color: 99%******


Type: english straight grip/ splinter forend****** LOP: 14 3/8"****** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8"****** DAH: 2"****** DAC: 1 1/2"****** Cast: 3/16" off****** Checkering Condition: excellent****** Butt Treatment: leather pad******

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Holland & Holland
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: No

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer ****** Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received. ****** Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only ****** Shipping & Insurance: Ground $65.00 We ship internationally! ****** Item Condition: Used ****** Requires FFL?: NO - ANTIQUE******

Item #: 916409884
SKU: 11570
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI

Shipping: $65.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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