HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A FINE, SALT-ENGRAVED 12-BORE ROYAL 'MODEL DE LUXE' SELF-OPENING HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 41219,
dated for 1993, 28in. nitro chopperlump barrels (London proofed for 1993), the rib engraved in script 'Model de Luxe' and carved with foliate scrolls at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND 33, BRUTON STREET. LONDON.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/4 choke, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguard (left edge), the action, furniture and lockplates carved with bold scrolling acanthus on a matted background, the left lockplates finely engraved with scenes of pheasants and signed 'J.G. SALT', the underside with a vignette of English partridge, bright finish overall, 15 1/8in. well-figured Prince of Wales pistolgrip stock, cast on for the left shoulder, with diamond grip, pistolgrip-cap, weight 6lb. 13oz., in its lightweight leather case with accessories and canvas and leather outer
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1993.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act