our next auctions

If you wish to attend either the viewing or any of Holt's main sales held at Princess Louise House it is necessary to register in advance. To register please contact Holt's administration HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: To gain entry to view or attend a Holt's auction you will be required to present photo ID in addition to registering.

Our next auction

Fine Modern & Antique Guns Thursday 22nd March 10:00am
Holly Hedge House
London SE3 0QZ
Viewing: 10:00am - 8:00pm Tuesday 20th March
9:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday 21st March
9:00am to the end of the sale Thursday 22nd March

Our next sealed bid auction

Written or online bids to be received at
Holt's Administration by:
10:00am GMT Thursday 11th January 2018
Please Note: Bids to be by written tender only.

2018 main auction dates

21st June 2018
20th September 2018
13th December 2018

London Saleroom

Holly Hedge House
London SE3 0QZ

DIRECTIONS: Offering unrivalled access for our clients and ample free parking, the closest of the Transport for London Network is the A2 Shooters Hill Road, which lies some 250 yards to the north of the site. Four bus routes can be accessed within 500 yards of the site with Blackheath Station and Greenwich DLR a 12 minute walk away.

Holly Hedge House

If you wish to attend either the viewing or any of Holts main auctions held at Holly Hedge House it is necessary to register in advance. To register please contact Holts administration info@holtsauctioneers.com.

Telephone: +44 (0)1485 542 822

Saleroom webcam

Watch & listen to the sale live. A casual non interactive "watch and listen" service is available from 15 minutes before the start of Holts main auction. Registration is not required to view casually, but if you do wish to bid live online during the auction please register via Invaluable - please click HERE.

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licence requirements

Sporting guns, rifles and ammunition will only be released to a valid and appropriate Section 5 / Firearm / Shotgun certificate holder.

PLEASE NOTE: Examination is purely external, firearms are not stripped or function tested as a matter of course, and it is recommended that any purchase is stripped and cleaned, and that the firing and safety mechanisms are checked by a qualified gunsmith before use. It is the responsibility of the buyer to satisfy himself that the purchase meets his requirements before bidding. With special regard to the sealed bid sale, please note that the descriptions of firearms are minimal, and are restricted to status of proof and that the estimates do reflect the general condition of the gun.

Lots marked S1 are Section 1 Firearms and require a valid British Firearms Certificate or Registered Firearms Dealer licence to be produced before it may be released. These will bear red labels in the saleroom.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR U.S. BIDDERS. Please note that under current rulings enforced by BATF any Mauser 98 actioned sporting rifle REGARDLESS OF ORIGINAL APPLICATION that has a thumb recess in the sidewall and loading-clip cut-out in the rear bridge will be refused an import permit into the United States.
Lots marked S2 are Section 2 Firearms and require a valid British Shotgun Certificate or Registered Firearms Dealer licence to be produced before it may be released. These will bear yellow labels in the saleroom. Lots marked S5 are Section 5 Firearms and require a valid Section 5 Authority to be produced before it may be viewed or released. For Section 7 buyers, please refer to Chapter 9 of the Home Office ‘FIREARMS LAW – GUIDANCE TO THE POLICE 2002’ for eligibility and restrictions.

NOTE TO OVERSEAS BUYERS: Please be aware that items classified as Section 5 Prohibited Weapons under UK Law will incur additional shipping charges regardless of their classification outside of the UK.

Antique and Obsolete Calibre weapons are sold as exempt items under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms act – to be held as a curiosity or ornament only. These will bear green labels in the saleroom.

Guns sold as Stock, Action and Fore-end only are sold without barrels. The original barrels may be available for sleeving purposes, but will only be released cut in the approved manner as per Proof House guidelines. THIS APPLIES TO ALL BUYERS REGARDLESS OF LICENCE HELD OR COUNTRY OF DESTINATION.

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Terms & Conditions

"In the gunroom"

Holt's publish a series of articles by leading sporting writers in the printed catalogue. These highlight items of particular historical interest or curiosity that feature in that sale. The articles can be accessed at leisure here:

Gunroom Articles