CHARLES HOLLIS & SONS 12 BORE BOXLOCK SXS SPORTING GUN SN 2031. Fine English double with 30 inch bbls choked full/mod with tapered concave smooth rib, single bead, third bite rib extension, double underbites and double triggers with 2 1/2 inch chambers. Makers name and address on top rib. Receiver has Webley style deep scalloped fences. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs to 1 1/8 oz and 3 tons, marked 1 1/2 inch. It has about 40% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns and all appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and Prince of Wales stock, 14 1/2 inch over a checkered butt with heel and toe plates. Grip has a smooth horn cap.
DATA: bore diameter: left .736 right .720. bore restrictions: left .036 right .017. wall thickness: left .024 right .023. drop at heel: 1 7/8 inches. drop at comb: 1 1/2 inches. weight: 6 lbs 7.36 oz.
Condition: Fine. Bbls retain about all of a fine restored finish with some moderate to heavy pitting at left muzzle and fine pitting over left chamber area. Receiver, opening lever and top tang are cleaned bright metal and trigger guard retains most of its restored blue. Stock has a small chip back of top tang and a gouge on left side panel and a few chips from edge of forearm and a gouge in bottom of forearm, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor handling markings, retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores.