A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 21818/9 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case, and together with two Parsons canvas slips
Lot 209S2
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 21818/9 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case, and together with two Parsons canvas slips
Sold for £26,400 (US$ 44,373) inc. premium
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A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons
Lot Details
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 21818/9
Toplevers and ribs engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, highly-figured stocks (No. 2 slight lines behind lockplates) with wooden butt-plates, the chopper-lump barrels (No. 1 rebarrelled by the maker) with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London
Weight 6lb. 12¾oz., 15 1/8in. pulls (14 7/8in. stocks), 30in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ½ choke (No. 1) and I.C. & 3/8 choke (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case, and together with two Parsons canvas slips

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  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1920, and were resold by them in 1977, at which point the No. 1 barrels were replaced
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