A fine Alison L. Hunt-engraved 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28886 In its leather case with makers accessories, and together with its original stock
Lot 294S2
A fine Alison L. Hunt-engraved 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28886 In its leather case with makers accessories, and together with its original stock
Sold for £28,200 (US$ 47,791) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine Alison L. Hunt-engraved 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28886 In its leather case with makers accessories
Lot Details
A fine Alison L. Hunt-engraved 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28886
Hold-open toplever, non-selective single-trigger with automatic beetle-backed safety, the lockplates inset with cocking-indicators and engraved with scenes depicting pheasant, partridge, woodcock and grouse in flight, all surrounded by best foliate-scrollwork, the makers signature inlaid in gold on the lockplates and the underside of the action, the former additionally signed A.L. Hunt, virtually full hardening-colour, highly-figured replacement stock with pistolgrip and pistolgrip-cap, the barrels, engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England, with matt solid top-rib
Weight 7lb. 9¾oz., 15¼in. stock, 26in. barrels, approx. ½ & 3/8 choke, 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof
In its leather case with makers accessories, and together with its original stock

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Fine Sporting Guns, Rifles and Vintage Firearms, Christie's, 5th November 2003, lot 128 (sold for £26,000 hammer)

    The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1989
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