Holloway & Co. 12 Gauge - BOXLOCK IMPORTED BY BOB JENKINSON, FINE ENGLISH UPLAND GUN
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Holloway & Co. 12 Gauge - BOXLOCK IMPORTED BY BOB JENKINSON, FINE ENGLISH UPLAND GUN

$3,950.00
Ex Tax: $3,950.00
Product Code: Holloway 12ga sn572

Overview

General Specs: Holloway, Year 1936, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, Chokes LM/M, LOP 14 1/2", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 572 Holloway & Co. has been around since the 19th century. Based in Birmingham, England, Holloway w...

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General Specs: Holloway, Year 1936, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, Chokes LM/M, LOP 14 1/2", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 572

Holloway & Co. has been around since the 19th century. Based in Birmingham, England, Holloway was for the most part gun suppliers to the trade. The Holloway name lives on today in partnership with another famous maker, Naughton as Holloway & Naughton.  

This Holloway 12 gauge English Boxlock upland Gun was imported by Jenkinson of New York, NY and is marked on the barrels as such. Jenkinson imported a good number of English guns from 1920s to 1960s and nearly all were made by Holloway. This fine example was made in Birmingham, but proofed in London. It is fitted with timed ejectors and a Churchill Quick-Sighting Rib. The 28" barrels are choked light modified and modified with bright bores and the 2 5/8" London-proofed chambers made specifically for the American market are nitro proofed for the heavier 1 3/16oz loads. The barrels retain about 98% blue and have an european style sling mount added midway with its corresponding mount a few inches from the toe. Other features include double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, and checkered butt English Straight stock with dimensions measuring 14 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" with slight cast off. Checkering is excellent overall and, for a reason known only to history, there is an expertly fitted piece of walnut inset behind the forend diamond plate cut well to match the diamond pattern. The gun balances 1" in front of the pin and weighs an easy to tote 6lb 6oz. There is 98% remaining case color on the water tables while externally the boxlock shows 85% case color with some age correct fading and vivid case color in areas that makes for a very appealing overall effect. The fences are engraved and along with the action have some very fine English scroll work with light borderline engraving; the work is still clean, sharp and includes Mr Jenkinson's name is inscribed on both sides. The fire blue on the floorplate, trigger guard and trigger guard tang is vivid in areas and going to a silver patina in others; these areas have engraving of the same excellent quality scroll as the action proper and the wood to metal fit is excellent. The gun is stocked in nicely figured English Walnut showing dark mineral lines with a few hunting and handling marks scattered around.  


Such a well balanced and light, this gun will make it a favorite for any upland excursion, and if Robert Churchill's theory stands, it will make a fast shot even faster!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  28"
Chokes:  .015/ .021  Light Modified/Modified
Bores:  excellent
Bore Diameter:  .733/ .731
Wall Thickness:  .031/ .032
% Blue:  98% factory
Chambers:  2 5/8" London proofed
Ribs:  Churchill style rib; tight
Sights:  Front silver bead

Action

Action:  tight, centered
Ejectors or Extractors:  Ejectors, timed
Receiver Condition:  85% factory
Screws:  excellent
Engraving:  70% coverage scroll; Arcaded fences
Trigger Type:  Double- crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   60% turning plum/patina

Stock

Type:  Straight stock/ Splinter forend
LOP:  14 1/2"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 1/2"
DAH:  2 1/2"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  Heel 1/8"off, Toe 1/16"off
Checkering Condition:  excellent original
Butt Treatment:  checkered butt



INQUIRIES

There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $100.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!

We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.