A gorgeous rare and highly collectable piece by British gunmaker Holland & Holland of London founded in 1835. 12 Bore 'No.2' model sidelock ejector. Stunning wood that pictures do not justify. This shotgun does not come with a case but has an extra 12 gauge barrel marked as Holland & Holland. One barrel has fixed chokes sized as IC & CYL (26" barrel) with the extra barrel as FULL & IM (30" barrel) We have this shotgun currently housed in a glass cabinet on our shop floor for display waiting for it's next proud owner.
If you’re a keen shooter with an appreciation for a beautifully made, easy to shoot firearms, you’re sure to appreciate the work of art that is the ‘Side-By-Side’ shotgun.
While it is easy to get caught up in looks and feel, the ‘Side-By-Side’ is also a very practical firearm. The simplicity of their design makes them lighter in terms of weight and easier to disassemble for maintenance or transport when compared to today’s pump-action or semi-automatic shotguns. Their operation also makes them ideal for the first-time shooter; clearly safe when ‘broken’ open and straightforward to reload. While the versatility of two differently choked barrels speaks for itself.
Whether it’s the intricate detailing in the engraving, the immaculate finish of the woodwork, or it could simply be the amazing balance and feel of these shotguns as they are bought up to the shoulder, there is something tangible and intangible that is special about a 'Side-By-Side'.
Shooting a ‘Side-By-Side’ shotgun is truly an experience every shooter should experience at least once in their life. But why experience it just once, when you could take one home today and enjoy a lifetime of experiences that can be passed down through the generations. How great would it feel to think, that one day, somebody will say “This was your Grandad’s shotgun.”
This secondhand firearm is located in Gun City Christchurch, 484 Cranford Street, Papanui – for more information on this gun, please call the team on 03 379 8888
Buyer must have a current NZ firearms licence and complete a Police order form available from the link below.
Police Order Form