A fine pair of 12-bore (2 5/8in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 24108/9 Formerly the property of H.L. Visser In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories and later canvas cover
Lot 291S2
A fine pair of 12-bore (2 5/8in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 24108/9 Formerly the property of H.L. Visser In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories and later canvas cover
Sold for £49,250 (US$ 82,780) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine pair of 12-bore (2 5/8in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 24108/9 Formerly the property of H.L. Visser In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories and later canvas cover A fine pair of 12-bore (2 5/8in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons
Lot Details
A fine pair of 12-bore (2 5/8in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 24108/9 Formerly the property of H.L. Visser
The toplevers and ribs engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, virtually full hardening-colour, blued cocking-indicators, well-figured stocks, the Whitworth Steel chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel, the under-ribs engraved Made in England at the breech-ends
Weight 6lb. 2½oz., 14¾in. stocks, 28in. barrels, all approx. ¼ choke, 2 5/8in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories and later canvas cover

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1930. They were formerly the property of the noted arms collector Hendrikus ('Henk') L. Visser (1923-2006), (see Fine Antique Arms And Armour From The Henk L. Visser Collection, sold in these Rooms, 28th November 2007 for a total of £1,741,000). These guns were given by him to the vendor, and remain in excellent condition and appear to have had little use
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