Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1633: Holland & Holland Ltd Royal Shotgun 16

Auction Date: September 10, 2011

Engraved Holland & Holland Royal Patent Safety Hammerless Ejector Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $12,000

Engraved Holland & Holland Royal Patent Safety Hammerless Ejector Shotgun

Manufacturer: Holland & Holland Ltd
Model: Royal
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue/ casehardened
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 110
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Single bead sight, with a fine Damascus pattern on the barrels, light border engraved breech and the concave rib marked "HOLLAND & HOLLAND 98 NEW BOND STREET LONDON" and "WINNER OF ALL THE FIELD/ RIFLE TRIALS LONDON 1883". Rose themed floral and scroll engraving is present on the frame and lock plates, with "HOLLAND/ &/ HOLLAND" on each plate, "HOLLAND/ &/ HOLLAND/ No 23" on the break lever and "THE ROYAL / SAFETY / HAMMERLESS EJECTOR" on the underside. Checkered straight grip stock, with engraved hardware on the splinter forearm, raised teardrop designs at the locks, silver initial shield and a vented Red Head recoil pad. Cylinder chokes, 2 1/2 inch chambers, and 14" pull.

Rating Definition:

Very good, with half of the original brown finish on the barrels, showing a few areas of fading on the otherwise strong Damascus twist pattern. A bright gray patina is showing on the frame, with hints of color in the protected areas. The trigger guard has been repaired. Some light scratches and pressure dents are present on the stock, which has an excellent grain pattern. Mechanically excellent.

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