Holland and Holland

The quest to develop the finest gun for driven shooting was something of an obsession a century ago. Holland & Holland introduced the first modern ‘Royal’ hammerless ejector onto the market in 1894. 

The Holland-patent hand-detachable locks were introduced in 1908. With the addition of the 1922 Holland patent self-opening system, we perfected our ‘best’ gun. We have been building it ever since.

The ‘Royal’ is the quintessential London ‘best’ gun, much copied by other makers but never bettered. The simple lock-work, proven ejectors and faultless self-opening mechanism ensure total reliability and ease of operation in the field.

The ‘Royal’ has been favoured by discerning sportsmen for over a century. Our single-trigger has been an option since 1894 and is time-proven and reliable. The classic choice.

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Royal Side-by-Side Shotgun

The 'Royal' Side-by-Side Shotgun


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
The 'Royal' Side-by-Side Shotgun





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