A Pair Of 12-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Guns
Lot 345
A Pair Of 12-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Guns
Sold for £4,560 (US$ 7,659) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Pair Of 12-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Guns
By Purdey, Nos. 3537 And 3538 For 1842, Rebarrelled By George Smith, 40 Davies Street, Berkeley Sqre., London, Nos. 361 And 362, Circa 1860
With twist sighted barrels each signed in full and numbered '1' (rebrowned) and '2' respectively along the rib, breeches each engraved with foliate scrollwork between and with engraved platinum plugs, foliate scroll engraved tangs each with a pheasant perched on a branch, signed foliate scroll engraved flat locks (one action defective) and dolphin hammers (two hammer-noses chipped, one retaining screw missing), the former decorated with a gundog in a landscape on one side and pheasants in a landscape on the other, figured half-stocks with chequered grips and fore-ends (minor splits and damage), foliate scroll engraved steel mounts decorated with black cock on each butt-plate tang, and with a gundog in a landscape on each trigger-guard bow, trigger-plates each with engraved circular finial, vacant silver escutcheons, and brass-mounted ramrods (steel parts patinated, some wear overall), London proof marks; together with a Sykes white-metal mounted powder-flask with bag-shaped body covered in black leather, and a leather shot-flask (both worn, the latter repaired) (4)
78.8 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    L. Patrick Unsworth, The Early Purdeys, 1996, p. 229. Recorded as 14-bores and sold on 28 June 1842
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