Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2400: Holland & Holland 12 Bore Paradox Shot & Ball Gun

Auction Date: June 11, 2021

Rare Engraved Holland & Holland 12 Bore Nitro Magnum “Royal” Double Barrel Hand Detachable Sidelock Ejector Paradox Shot & Ball Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Rare Engraved Holland & Holland 12 Bore Nitro Magnum “Royal” Double Barrel Hand Detachable Sidelock Ejector Paradox Shot & Ball Gun

Manufacturer: Holland & Holland Ltd
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 706
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 100
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Manufactured c.1910. Recorded in the maker’s records as a 33 grain Nitro Magnum Paradox and listed in Appendix 7 of David Baker & Roger Lake, “Paradox. The Story of Col. G.V. Fosbery, Holland & Holland, and the Paradox”, p. 276. With rifle choked barrels signed “HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98, NEW BOND STREET, LONDON” and inscribed “NITRO-PARADX.” Bead front sight with flip-up moon-sight and file cut matted quarter rib with two leaf rear sight graduated to 100 yards. Treble grip action with removable firing pin bushings and engraved “ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR” on the underside, with toplever engraved “PATENT EJECTOR”, automatic safety with gold inlaid “SAFE”, long upper strap, checkered front trigger, side locks signed “HOLLAND & HOLLAND” with gold inlaid cocking indicators. Finely engraved with Holland & Holland scrollwork. London nitro proof marks. Well-figured 15" walnut semi-pistol grip stock with checkered butt, grip and forearm, and Anson push button release. Barrel measurements (R/L) proved at 12/12, measuring .738/.738, 2 3/4" chambers, minimum wall thickness 0.022/0.026. Weight 8 lbs. 1 oz. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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