Holland & Holland 20 Bore - ROYAL DELUXE, CASED
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Holland & Holland 20 Bore - ROYAL DELUXE, CASED

Ex Tax: $59,950.00
Product Code: Holland & Holland 20b sn40036


General Specs: Holland & Holland, Year 1972, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 9oz, IC/F Serial Number: 40036 If you want to start a vigorous debate, ask a group of experienced double gun enthusiasts "what maker builds the finest double shotgun in the world?".   ...

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General Specs: Holland & Holland, Year 1972, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 9oz, IC/F
Serial Number: 40036

If you want to start a vigorous debate, ask a group of experienced double gun enthusiasts "what maker builds the finest double shotgun in the world?".   There will be a variety of educated opinions with vigorous defenders, but Holland & Holland will be included in the debate.  Building fine sporting arms since 1856, there is little doubt that H & H will always land in the top 5 BEST GUN makers in the world.  This gun, a ROYAL DELUXE sn40036 finished in 1972, is a fine example of their work and in near new condition with all factory finishes and configured the same way as it left the factory in 1972, complete with the original leather trunk-style case.  There is an official factory letter that will accompany the gun detailing how it was built and it has remained unchanged over the last 43 years.  The "DELUXE" designation is attached to special order guns with extra finish and features, ie, deep relief foliate engraved breech balls, self opening action, game scene engraving, upgraded wood, hand detachable locks, and special attention to every detail.  Each gun, no matter the maker or era produced, should be examined on its own merits to determine if it "measures up" to the scrutiny a BEST GUN should pass.  Details like wood-to-metal fit, metal-to-metal fit, quality of wood, checkering, and finish, barrel striking, and of course the engraving all add up to a representation of the finest hand-built shotgun man has created.  THIS GUN MEASURES UP.  Examine the photos closely and you will see as good a Holland as can be found.  At 5lbs. 10oz. and balanced 1/8" forward of the hinge pin with its 28" barrels and 15 1/4" LOP Turkish walnut stock, this fine Holland is the upland bird hunter's dream.  Chopper lump barrels are chambered for 2 3/4" shells and choked IC/IM (or .010/.028 restrictions as noted on the build sheet) and perfectly struck, retaining 99% blue, and nicely engraved.  The original owner's name is inscribed on the rib.  That can be removed and the top of the rib properly prepared and blacking touched up invisibly without having to re-black the barrels.  That is the only attention the gun should need.  We do bend stocks to your required specifications if needed.  


Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .008/.028 IC/F
Bores: mirror
Bore Diameter: .620/.619
Wall Thickness: .028/.023
% Blue: 99% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: tight
Sights: single


Action: tight
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: coin finish
Screws: perfect
Engraving: game scene, by KEP 
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: coin finish


Type: english stock/splinter forend
LOP: 15 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: same
DAH: 2"
DAC: 1 3/8"
Cast: neutral
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: checkered butt


There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price.  Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $450.00 We ship internationally! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


Call 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

We employ a full time gunsmith 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.