A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 16680/1 In a leather motor-case with J. Purdey trade-label
Lot 289S2
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 16680/1 In a leather motor-case with J. Purdey trade-label
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 42,020) inc. premium
Auction Details
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. 16680/1
The toplevers engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, well-figured replacement stocks with ebonite butt-plates, the replacement chopper-lump barrels (by the makers), engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England, with matt Churchill-style ribs
Weight 6lb. 15½oz., 15 5/8in. pull (15¼in. stocks), 28in. barrels, approx. ¼ & 5/8 choke (No. 1) and I.C. & ¾ choke (No. 2), 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof
In a leather motor-case with J. Purdey trade-label

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1900, and that the replacement barrels were fitted by them in 1971
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