Holland & Holland Back Action Sidelock Ejector – 16 Bore
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Category: Holland & Holland Shotguns - Shotguns - English Double
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Company: MacNab Fine Firearms
Member Since: 6/30/07
Country: United States
Phone: (704) 796-6364
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: US Postal Money Order, Cashiers Check
This svelte Holland & Holland 16 bore was recently refurbished in the UK by Toby Barclay of Heritage Guns.Number 8787 it is Number 2 of a pair and was made in 1883. It is a fine example of the well-known and loved 'No. 2' sidelock manufactured in various guises by this preeminent 'Maker from the early 1880’s right through to the new century and beyond. When it came to us it was a 12 bore, converted to ejector on the Baker patent around 1900, with sadly thin and pitted barrels and with its slim elegant action it cried out for TIG sleeving to 16 bore. Having completed the sleeving it became clear that the ejector conversion, which no doubt had worked well when new, required considerable work to make it truly reliable so it was removed. The parts are available to the purchaser and we have no doubt that given time and patience, it could be made serviceable again. The gun features its original walnut stock and forend and although the stock has been shortened since new, it is in fantastic condition for its age: a lovely piece of French walnut and the dimensions are generous. We have recently added a nice relined Leather and Brass case with some accessories. With its interceptor sears and excellent dimensions, this gun would make a classy target or game gun for the discerning shooter. *** The action is principally of Thomas Perkes design and features: 'Dip Edge' lockplates; double triggers bolted by an automatic top tang safety slide; 'Patent Block Safety' interceptor sears; Gold washed tumblers; back action locks; Perkes' cocking rods; breech face 'Patent Gas Check'; top lever operating a 'Purdey Bolt' by way of a 'Scott Spindle' and Anson forend catch. Gun weighs 6lb 13oz. Engraving style Very Fine Border. Top rib engraved: 'WINNER OF ALL THE 'FIELD' RIFLE TRIALS. LONDON. 1883'. Trigger pulls measure approximately: Front trigger 3 lbs Rear trigger 3 ½ lbs. *** The TIG sleeved steel to damascus barrels are 30" in length, chambered for 2 3/4" (70mm) cartridges and are of brazed 'dovetail' construction with soft soldered ribs.Top rib is of the smooth, concave game type. London proof for 70mm nitro powder cartridges in 2013. Right barrel is bored 0.664 with a constriction of 0.008 for Improved Cylinder choke. Minimum wall thickness is 0.036. Left barrel is bored 0.664 with a constriction of 0.020 for Modified choke. Minimum wall thickness is 0.034. *** The original Straight Hand Stock and Splinter Forend are both crafted from highly figured walnut. The stock features a vacant white metal oval and is finished with a ¾" leather covered recoil pad. The forend wood carries a neat, engraved steel forend tip and diamond and has one small inlet repair to its edge. The 22 lines per inch checkering has been cut to normal backaction sidelock pattern. Stock dimensions are 14-5/8” by 1-1/2” by 2-3/4”. The stock is cast off for a right-handed shot.The stock is finished with a traditional linseed oil based preparation as used on best guns by one of the top English makers. This finish uses no grain fillers to achieve its deep, smooth lustre, only many hours of alternate build and flatting off of the surface. *** Buyer is responsible for all shipping, insurance, and any other related charges. I give a 3-day non-firing inspection period and will only accept returns at buyer’s expense if the gun is not as described in the listing. US Agent for Heritage Guns UK.