A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 22308/9 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case
Lot 290S2
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 22308/9 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 62,610) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 22308/9 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons
Lot Details
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 22308/9
The toplevers and ribs engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, some hardening-colour, well-figured stocks, the Whitworth Steel chopper-lump barrels (No. 2 slightly loose on action) with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel
Weight 6lb. 9oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 9½oz. (No. 2), 14 7/8in. stocks, 29in. barrels, both approx. I.C. & 5/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1922 for Sir Thomas Banks Borthwick MBE, 1st Baron Whitburgh (1874-1967). With the exception of a slight alteration to the cast, they remain exactly as they were finished.
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