Gun built for the Scottish Territorial Army could blast to $23,000

A gun built for the Scottish Territorial Army in 1907 is among the highlights of Gavin Gardiner's annual auction of Fine Modern and Vintage Sporting Guns, which will be held in association with Sotheby's.

The sale will take place on the evening of Monday, August 23, at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland. It will be the 43rd consecutive year that a Sporting Gun auction has been held in this impressive location.

The fine 12-bore 'Royal' model sidelock ejector gun by Holland & Holland was built in 1904 and presented as a 21st Birthday present to James C. Kemp, D.S.O., M.C..


The fine 12-bore 'Royal' model sidelock ejector gun by Holland & Holland

Estimated at £10,000-15,000 ($15,528-23,292), the gun retains virtually all of its original finish and will be sold with its original case, bill of sale and accessories.

Interestingly Richard Haldane, later Viscount Haldane died in Auchterarder in 1928, so the gun has strong local connections - and will certainly be one to watch by investors and collectors alike.

 

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