A fine 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 29470 In its leather case together with makers accessories, comprising two-piece cleaning-rod, horn snap caps, nickel-plated square oil bottle and striker pot with spare strikers, two turnscrews with turned swelling wooden handles, brass cartridge extractor and cleaning brushes
Lot 293S2
A fine 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 29470 In its leather case together with makers accessories, comprising two-piece cleaning-rod, horn snap caps, nickel-plated oil bottle and striker pot with spare strikers, two turnscrews, brass cartridge extractor and cleaning brushes
Sold for £36,000 (US$ 60,509) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 29470 In its leather case together with makers accessories, comprising two-piece cleaning-rod, horn snap caps, nickel-plated square oil bottle and striker pot with spare strikers, two turnscrews with turned swelling wooden handles, brass cartridge extractor and cleaning brushes
Lot Details
A fine 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 29470
Hold-open toplever, non-selective single-trigger with automatic beetle-backed safety, the lockplates inset with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, the makers signature inlaid in gold, virtually full hardening-colour, trigger-plate signed with RT monogram, highly-figured stock with pistolgrip and engraved pistolgrip-cap, the barrels, engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, with matt solid top-rib
Weight 7lb. 8¼oz., 15 3/8in. stock, 28in. barrels, approx. ½ & 3/8 choke, 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof
In its leather case together with makers accessories, comprising two-piece cleaning-rod, horn snap caps, nickel-plated oil bottle and striker pot with spare strikers, two turnscrews, brass cartridge extractor and cleaning brushes

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  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1993. It appears to have had little use
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