Holloway & Naughton 12 Bore – BOSS TYPE O/U, CASED
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Holloway & Naughton 12 Bore – BOSS TYPE O/U, CASED

Ex Tax: $34,950.00
Product Code: Holloway & Naughton 12ga sn12-17


General Specs: Holloway & Naughton, Year 2005, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 8oz Serial Number: 12-17 Holloway & Naughton 12g Over/Under Sidelock Ejector built on a Boss action with the low-profile good looks the original Boss & Co....

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase

General Specs: Holloway & Naughton, Year 2005, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 8oz
Serial Number: 12-17

Holloway & Naughton 12g Over/Under Sidelock Ejector built on a Boss action with the low-profile good looks the original Boss & Co. over/under (introduced in 1909) was famous for.  This is a modern gun built just north of London in 2006 (proofed in 2006, build began in 2003) with modern steels and technology. The Holloway Naughton Boss over/under is hand fit, hand-engraved, and is stocked in the old-school methods…by hand…as should be expected for a fine British over/under that would cost in excess of $80,000 to purchase and have delivered to the USA today.  Holloway and Naughton was established at the end of the 19th century and was well known for high quality firearms.  Brought to life again in the 1990’s to produce BEST GUNS, the Boss action has been revived and is one of the most elegant over/under guns ever produced.  This gun was meticulously produced by some of the best and most well-known names in the British gun trade, to include:

-Barrels by Bill Blacker

-stocked by John Keen

-engraved by Geoffrey Delahaut

-action by current actioner of Boss & Co., John Keen

-finished by David Sinnerton

The slender and graceful action is color hardened and embellished with fine rose and scroll engraving befitting of a British Best.  There is a touch of gold at the cocking indicators, the word “SAFE”, and the serial number…just enough and not gaudy. The gun has a single non-selective mechanical trigger and is very nicely stocked with a highly figured French walnut with marbling and “fiddle back” radiating through the entire butt stock. Traditional drop points and point pattern checkering and a Woodward style grip with a trigger bow that extends to an ebony pistol grip cap makes for a stunning and graceful presentation.  The forend matches perfectly and uses the Boss type ejector system with the characteristic forend iron. The 30” demi-bloc barrels have a solid machined matted top rib and semi-circular Boss type rib extension. The gun has original 2 ¾" (70mm) chambers with 2006 London proof marks. The barrels are fitted with Teague chokes (ten choke tubes included with your purchase) and carry 2009 Birmingham proof marks from when the chokes were added. The gun is in solid 99% factory original condition and is housed in a fine leather case. Also included are extra firing pins and springs fitted to the action.  It takes well over a year to order a new Holloway Naughton Boss style over/under, and the cost is sure to go up compared to today’s prices.  We have priced this gun at a very attractive number to entice a sale and put the gun into a new owner’s hands for the upcoming upland season.  A great gun for sporting clays as well. See specifications in the tables below.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  30"
Chokes:  chokes (Teague), IC/ IC/ SK/ SK/ LM/ LM/ M/ M/ IM/ IM
Bores:  excellent
Bore Diameter:  .728/ .728
Wall Thickness:  .031/ .030
% Blue:  99% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  solid rib, tight
Sights:  Front silver bead


Action:  tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  EJT- timed- strong
Receiver Condition:  99% Case Color factory
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  100%, clear, crisp. Signed DELAHAUT G. 
Trigger Type:  single- crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99% blue, engraved


Type:  Capped pistol grip/ Field forend
LOP:  14 3/4"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 1/8"
DAH:  2 1/8"
DAC:  1 7/16"
Cast:  Heel 1/4"off, Toe 5/16"off
Checkering Condition:  perfect
Butt Treatment:  black Decelorator w/ leather heel


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 CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $525.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! (**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


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.