An exceptional pair of S.J. Kelly-engraved 20-bore (2¾in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 30295/6 In their leather motor-case with canvas cover
Lot 295S2
An exceptional pair of S.J. Kelly-engraved 20-bore (2¾in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 30295/6 In their leather motor-case with canvas cover
Sold for £96,000 (US$ 161,192) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine pair of S.J. Kelly-engraved 20-bore (2¾in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 30295/6 In their leather motor-case with canvas cover
Lot Details
An exceptional pair of S.J. Kelly-engraved 20-bore (2¾in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 30295/6
The toplevers, ribs and forend-tips numbered '1' and '2' in gold, fences carved depicting oak leaves and acorns, rounded action-bars with best large-scroll engraving, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, trigger-plates signed S.J. Kelly, colour-hardened triggers, rolled-edge trigger-guards, highly-figured stocks (cast-on), the chopper-lump barrels, engraved J. Purdey & Sons, London, England, with game-ribs
Weight 6lb. 4¼oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 4½oz. (No. 2), 15 3/8in. stocks, 29in. barrels, both approx. ¼ & ¾ choke, 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their leather motor-case with canvas cover

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  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 2006. They are in very good condition and appear to have had little use
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