Holland & Holland Royal Ejector 12 Bore SxS
30" BARRELS, 6 1/2 lbs, BARGAIN!
General Specs: Holland & Holland, Year 1896, 12 Gauge, 6 1/2 lbs , Side by Side
Serial Number: 17341
If you want to start a vigorous debate, ask a group of experienced double gun enthusiasts "what maker builds the finest double shotgun in the world?". There will be a variety of opinions with vigorous defenders, but Holland & Holland will be included in the debate. Building fine sporting arms since 1856, there is little doubt that H & H will always land in the top 5 BEST GUN makers in the world. This gun, sn17341 built in 1896, is a perfect example. 119 years old and still in perfect mechanical condition and gorgeous in the way of fit and finish. Weighing just 6lbs. 9oz. and balanced perfectly 1/8" ahead of the hinge pin, this is the gun that DEFINES DYNAMIC HANDLING IN A 12 BORE. With perfectly struck 30" barrels, mirror bores choked cylinder/LM (.000/.016), plenty of wall thickness at 25 thou right, 24 thou left and strong, well timed ejectors, this is the side by side shooter's dream gun. When you look at used Holland & Holland guns you expect to see price tags that begin at $25K for a well worn gun. Look at this gun, with the gorgeous figured original wood, perfect wood to metal fit, factory single trigger, great stock dimensions with 14 3/4" LOP from the rear position single trigger, about 30% faded case color, excellent screws...then look at our price. Quite the bargain! You can invest in one of the finest guns on the planet at a reasonable price and shoot a name that is world renowned for quality and prestige. The reason is that the chambers have been extended to 2 3/4" and the gun was proofed at 2 1/2". The gun is still perfectly safe to shoot with 1 1/8 oz. loads, as there is plenty of wall thickness and the gun is healthy. We can send it back to England for reproofing this summer for a total cost of $3000 and then the gun is worth over $25K, but we thought for a shooter looking for a great gun at an affordable price, this would be one for him/her. We also avoid the 3 month turnaround time. Reproofing can be done at anytime, and the increase in value would be money in the new owner's pocket. A great gun and a great investment opportunity.
Barrel Length: 30"*****
Chokes: .000/.016 Cyl/LM*****
Bore Diameter: .731/.731*****
Wall Thickness: .025/.024*****
% Blue: 99% deep blue*****
Chambers: 2 3/4"*****
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed*****
Case Color: 35% faded light*****
Engraving: gorgeous clear crisp*****
Trigger Type: single non selective trigger, crisp*****
Trigger Guard Color: 99%*****
Type: English stock/splinter forend, nice French diamond grip*****
LOP: 14 3/4"*****
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8"*****
DAH: 2 1/2"*****
DAC: 1 7/16"*****
Checkering Condition: excellent*****
Butt Treatment: nice vintage leather pad *****
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
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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 $140.00 We ship internationally! *****
Item Condition: Used *****
Requires FFL?: NO - ANTIQUE!*****
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.