Grey painted heavy steel barrel with a single brass bead front sight, two trunnions and a mounting point, and "PATENT/SCREW/EXTRACTOR" (in reference to Henry Hollands patent no. 152 of January 5, 1885) and "HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98 NEW BOND STREET. LONDON" marked near the breech. The screw breech displays beautiful scroll engraving on the metal surfaces, with the exception of the trigger plate, and a solitary goose in a pond scene on the underside. "HOLLAND & HOLLAND" is marked on the top strap bordered in scroll. The sideplate is brass and also shows the same scroll engraving. The gun is fired by first slotting a shell into the breech block, then screwing the entire assembly to the barrel, next an internal hammer is cocked with an external cocking piece, and finally released by a large ring trigger on the underside which has an attached lanyard. The stock (or tiller) section is simply for holding while sighting the gun and is built of lightly figured walnut with a semi-pistol grip to gain a better hold. Includes a massive 9 1/4 inch unprimed steel shell that fits the gun.
Very fine, retaining 95% original grey painted finish, a few areas of corrosion, and general light handling evidence. The wood is also very fine with a few minor marks. The gun is missing a screw from the lockplate; however, this does not appear to cause issues as the gun is mechanically excellent.
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