Of all the shotguns and rifles made by Holland & Holland, it is the ’Royal’ for which the company is perhaps best known. Striking a perfect balance between elegance and design, the Holland & Holland ’Royal’ side-by-side shotgun is the classic Best London Gun.
“All the essentials of a perfect weapon: Absolute Safety, Simplicity and Strength of Mechanism with Perfection of Form and Balance.”
The epitome of reliability, the traditional ’Royal’ side-by-side enjoys a distinct advantage in the field. The Holland & Holland self-opening mechanism, widely copied by other gun makers, greatly assists with rapid loading. It is often lighter in weight than other designs and with its prized balance and handling properties, is more responsive to the jinks and turns of the driven bird.
The supremely elegant and slim profile enhances the weapon’s aesthetic qualities. In practical terms, it is comfortable both in the hands and when broken across the arm. It is therefore no surprise to learn that the ’Royal’ side-by-side has been the preferred choice of serious game shooters for many generations.
|Calibres:||GBP Available in all common bore sizes.||GBP|
|Action:||GBP Holland & Holland patent Self-Opening system sidelock ejector with hand-detachable locks, two triggers and manual or automatic safety.||GBP|
|Barrels:||GBP From 25" to 32" (64cm to 81cm) chopper lump, with 2¾" (70mm) chambers, game rib, the chokes bored as specified.||GBP|
|Stock:||GBP Selected walnut, polished and oiled finished to the individual’s measurements, with straight hand or semi-pistol grip, finely chequered, an optional gold oval engraved with initials or crest.||GBP|
|Engraving:||GBP Traditional ’Royal’ scroll engraving pattern; colour-hardened or bright finish, the gun’s serial number engraved or inlaid in gold.||GBP|
|Gun weights:||GBP Weights depend upon the bore and the specification but the following may be helpful as a guide:||GBP|
|12-bore||GBP from 6lb 12oz (3.06kg)||GBP|
|16-bore||GBP from 6lb 4oz (2.84kg)||GBP|
|20-bore||GBP from 5lb 12oz (2.61kg)||GBP|
|28-bore||GBP from 5lb 10oz (2.55kg)||GBP|
|cal. 410||GBP from 5lb 0oz (2.27kg)||GBP|
All shotguns are supplied with a lightweight case suitable for airline travel.
Additional ’Options & Extras’ available on request.