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    SPORTING GUNS ONCE OWNED BY VINCENT O’BRIEN AT GLENEAGLES

    Sunday, August 13th, 2017
    A pair of 12 bore sporting guns once owned by legendary racehorse trainer Vincent O’Brien (1917-2009) will be among the highlights at 50th annual sporting sale in the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland on August 28.  They are included in  Gavin Gardiner’s sale of around 200 lots of fine modern and vintage sporting guns, rifles and accessories from 1860 to the present day.
    In 2003 Vincent O’Brien was voted the greatest trainer in horse racing history in a worldwide poll hosted by The Racing Post.  His six Derby winners included Nijinsky and Sir Ivor and he trained three Grand National winners in succession.  “The Premier Quality” sidelock ejector guns by E.J. Churchill were built in 1928.  They were subsequently owned by Vincent O’Brien and the case bears his initials.  They are estimated at £8,000-12,000.

    The Premier Quality” sidelock ejector guns by E. J. Churchill once owned by Vincent O’Brien.

    A close up of the pair of 12 bore ejector guns

    GROUSE SHOOTING ANYONE? THE SEASON SOON GETS UNDERWAY

    Thursday, August 11th, 2016

    A 12 bore Royal de Luxe sidelock ejector gun by Holland and Holland, produced for grouse shooting, comes up at Gavin Gardiner‘s sale of fine modern and vintage sporting guns and rifles at the Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire in Scotland on August 29, just two weeks into the grouse shooting season. Ordered in July 1972 and delivered in June 1976 the original cost was £2,050. The recently serviced gun now comes to market with an estimate of £14,000-18,000. The sale, which is now in its 49th year, includes over 200 lots by leading European gun makers.

    A 12 bore Royal de Luxe ejector gun by Holland and Holland (£14,000-18,000)

    A 12 bore Royal de Luxe ejector gun by Holland and Holland (£14,000-18,000)

    A pair of  12 bore round action ejector guns by Johh Dickson and Sons, 1902 (£10,000-15,000)

    A pair of 12 bore round action ejector guns by Johh Dickson and Sons, 1902 (£10,000-15,000)

    AN AUCTION OF MODERN AND VINTAGE SPORTING GUNS

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
    A pair of 20-bore Holland & Holland sporting model over and under ejector guns.

    A pair of 20-bore Holland & Holland sporting model over and under ejector guns.

    A pair of 20 bore Holland and Holland sporting model over and under ejector guns will be among the highlights at Gavin Gardiner’s annual auction of fine modern and vintage sporting guns at the Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland on August 24.  This prestigious sale attracts buyers from the US to Europe and Australia to acquire pieces by the greatest makers.  Built in 2000 the Holland and Holland guns are estimated at £60,000-80,000.  If ordered new today they would cost £160,000.

    The sale features a pair of 16 bore pin fire hammer guns built by Alfred Staehle for Prince Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover and 3rd Duke of Cumberland (1845-1923). He was the last Hanoverian Prince to hold a British royal title.  Although the senior male line great grandson of George III the Duke of Cumberland was deprived of his British peerages and honours for having sided with Germany in World War I.  The guns are estimated at £2,000-3,000.

    The sale will include over 200 lots of fine sporting guns, rifles and shooting accessories dating from 1860 to the present by makers including Purdey,  Holland and Holland, Boss and Company and Westley Richards.