Here is a rare and lovely piece: a sidelever hammer 16 bore by Harris Holland, built three years before Henry William Holland became a partner in his uncle’s firm, thereby forming Holland & Holland. The 28″ nitro proved barrels are almost invisibly sleeved. They have 2 1/2″ chambers and are choked .004/.030. The rebounding back-locks function crisply. The hammers are…well, the hammers are beautiful. The receiver features full coverage scroll engraving with the maker’s name in a banner. The fore-end has a keyed release. The stock has striking figure, and measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ x 14″ over a smooth steel butt. The gun weighs 6 lbs 1 oz, and is ready for quail and dove season. You’re not likely to see another one of these anytime soon.