"HOLLAND & HOLLAND BIG BORE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 28777. Cal. 8 Bore. Fine Holland & Holland with 32" steel bbls, tapered concave smooth rib with sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension & dbl underbites with extractors & dbl triggers. Bottom flats of bbls are nitro proofed and marked "2-1/4". Receiver & hand-detachable peninsula lockplates have light border decorations with maker's name on each lockplate. Mounted with very highly figured French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and Prince of Wales round knob stock, 14-1/2" over an old solid red pad. Lockplate screw is marked "HOLLAND'S PATENT" and it has platinum line cocked indicators. Top of bbls are marked with maker's name on right side and the New Bond Street address on left side. Accompanied by a wonderful Huey oak & leather, rose ultra-suede lined trunk case compartmented in bottom for shotgun, a pair of nickeled snap caps, a brass screw-top parts bottle, a Dixon pewter oil bottle, two ebony & brass turn screws, an ebony & brass brush and an ebony & brass handle for the 2-pc brass cleaning rod. There are three covered compartments & one open compartment for forearm. Top of case has a blank initial plate. Also accompanied by eight RMC hand turned brass cartridge cases. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/8", drop at comb: 1-3/8". Weight: 13 lbs. 13.12 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their orig fine rust blue with a minor scratch or so. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, fading on sides & bottom. Trigger guard has some fine pitting near tip of tang. Wood is sound with freshened checkering and retains about all of a wonderful professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case appears new. 4-59895 JR233 (40,000-50,000)"
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