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HOLLAND & HOLLAND PARADOX 12 BORE- ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECT HAMMERLESS- 28" EJECT Bbls.- NITRO PROVED in LONDON in 2004- VERY ACCURATE- ORIG. O&L CAS
#15549, Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond Street, London - "Paradox" Fosbery Patent; A H&H "Best Quality" Bar Action 12 Bore Hand Detachable Lock Royal Ejector Fosbery Patent Sidelock Finished in 1900, Nitro proved in London in 2004 to 850 BAR with 3" chambers and the proper reproof marks, 28" ejector dovetail lump steel barrels, Slight raised 1/4 rib and 2 folding leaf sights, .737" bore size and the London 2004 proof marked at 18.7mm, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .034" and .033" on the left. The 7-groove ratchet rifling paradox choke is 3" long, London Proved to 3" chambers, Double triggers, Hand detachable locks, Brazier locks, Auto safety, Long extended top strap that goes over the comb, New wood by Reto Buehler at Buehler Custom Sporting Arms in Medford, Oregon, Anson frontal forend release, Half grip stock at 15 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/4" over a 3/4" Silvers pad with plugs for removal, Neutral stock, Great balance and it comes to the hand with ease and points like a dream, 7 lbs. 10 oz., 99% coverage of period Royal scroll engraving, The whole is cased in the original classic oak and leather brass cornered trunk with 2 vintage labels and 1 for Paradox loading. It is a very accurate gun and the loads used will be provided accordingly. A Lee loader can be used quite easily. A fun gun for fir or feather and built for snipe and tigers. This is dreams of tigers and ships and palaces, fine spices and women and silk.
Colonel Fosbery's patent #7568 of June 20, 1885 was intended to make a gun capable of being fired either with shot, ball or conical bullet. Holland & Holland gave the rifled choke-bore its name, "Paradox". Back in the day, Paradox meant "That which is contrary to received opinion; strange, but true". H&H wanted 100-yard performance that duplicated the Express rifle at that time, and still have a gun that gave very good patterns. The Paradox will pattern from cylinder to improved cylinder chokes. H&H built a total of 1,463 Paradox guns. The last Paradox, by serial number only, was a 10 bore #15979 and finished October 10, 1930 at a cost of 166 pounds. The very last was a 12 bore #15972 and was finished in 1933.
Mr. Reto Buehler was born and raised in Switzerland and wanted to be a gunmaker in his youth. He started with a 4-year apprenticeship in Luzern. He moved to the U. S. in 1996 and is now a member of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild and has over 30 years of experience. He is an incredible talent and builds very high-quality sporting firearms with exceptional workmanship and detail. And then, he is a gentleman of the first rank, and we welcome him to these shores. Check out his great work at buehlercsa or customsportingarms