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Holland & Holland records show that this gun was ordered in 1892 for ‘Norton’ but actually sold to ‘E.A. Lee’ and it is a fascinating and quite rare example of Hollands’ style transition during the establishment of their first factory in Harrow Road in 1893. Although the internals remain broadly similar to the earlier, pre-1890’s Royals, the makers’ records shows this gun as the new style ‘No.2 Royal’ (not to be confused with the No.2 quality SLE’s) and it exhibits the new lock plate shape and evolution of engraving from fine bouquet & scroll to the new Art Nouveau bold foliate. Internally the ejectors remain the coil spring powered, 1887 design of Holland & Robertson but the cocking is achieved by a Roger’s type lever and ejectors tripped by the mechanism described in the 1888 H&R patent. A flat back action and bolstered tumbler pivots are in still in evidence. Interestingly, although the locks are internally stamped with ‘BLOCK PATENT SAFETY’, the interceptor sear used is Robertson’s favoured ‘Spear’ design.
This gun represents a rare glimpse into the development of the No.2 Royal and with its interceptor sears, fine stock and barrel dimensions, this gun would make a superb and fascinating target or game gun for the discerning shooter.
Presented in it's relined Leather & Brass case with some named accessories.
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- Holland & Holland
- Right Handed
- 14 ½"
- Cylinder & 1/2
- 2 3/4
- Heritage Guns
- Newmarket, Suffolk
- 01440-XXX XXX