Update 16th January, 2017
I have just uploaded full details and photos of the last gun to join my trip to Las Vegas:
Holland & Holland records show that this gun was finished as No 1 of a pair in 1889 for 'Lambton' but later sold to 'Crisp' and it is a very lovely example of Holland & Holland's 'flag ship' gun. On the back of the action is stamped 'JR' which tells us that this gun was at least actioned in the famous workshops of John Robertson, later proprietor of Boss & Co. It is very likely that Robertson actually completed this gun in its entirety for Hollands as he was well known for screwing and stocking a huge number of guns for the London trade. The history of the barrels is somewhat confused by the numerous proof marks through the ages but it appears that it was sleeved in 1960 and subsequently chambered for 70mm cartridges and reproofed in 2010. The restocking is obviously quite recent but we have no indication of just when it was done. However it is the work of a professional and very experienced stocker and when we acquired the gun, carried the traditional swept comb of an H&H gun. This would lead one to assume that the work was done by a stocker with considerable experience of H&H stocks, maybe even an ex-H&H worker.
I very much look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the Beinfeld show at the Westgate Resort & Casino, Las Vegas 20th-22nd January. Space permitting, we will have a good range of antique and modern accessories for sale so swing by and have a rummage!
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