A Percussion 4-Bore Sporting Gun by H. Holland. With twist sighted barrel, signed breech, ‘H. HOLLAND 9 KING STREET, HOLBORN, LONDON’ folate engraved breech block, elaborately engraved tang, signed engraved lock, hammer decorated en suite, half-stocked in walnut, cut with chequering at the wrist and fore-end, with horn fore-end cap, with engraved steel mounts, comprising butt-cap, trigger guard.
Harris John Tobacconist, 5 King St., Holborn, 1835-40; 9 King St., 1841-7. Gunmaker, 9 King Street, 1848-58; 98 New Bond Street, 1859-76. With nephew, Henry William became Holland & Holland. With Walter Payton (clock maker) granted Brit. Pat. No. 1904 (Pinfire breechloader), 1861. Died 1895 aged 90.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers of London 1350-1850. George Shumway Publishers, USA.