30in. nitro barrels, tubes engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine border and scroll engraving, 14 3/4" figured stock, fore-end with Deeley & Edge patent release catch, weight 6lb. 9oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1899 for Capt. F.H. Garnett.
Frederick Herbert Garnett served for many years in the London Scottish before joining the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, on the 2nd May 1900, with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. In 1908 this became the 8th Battalion (Territorial Force) Worcestershire Regiment and Captain Garnett served with it till 1910. When First World War broke out in 1914 he rejoined and volunteered for overseas' service, but instead he was appointed in 1915 to command the 3/8th (Reserve) Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, which he did till September 1916, after which he was Commandant of a POW camp.Read more