A trio of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 19723/4/5 Built for the Marquess of Anglesey In their canvas motor case, the lid painted in script 'The Marquess of Anglesey' (handle detached)
Lot 292S2
A trio of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 19723/4/5 Built for the Marquess of Anglesey In their canvas motor case, the lid painted in script 'The Marquess of Anglesey' (handle detached)
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 58,183) inc. premium

Lot Details
A trio of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons
A trio of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 19723/4/5 Built for the Marquess of Anglesey
The toplevers, ribs and forend-tips numbered '1', '2' and '3' in gold, best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, well-figured stocks (No. 2 line behind right lockplate), the lower edges with 'A' inlaid in gold under a marquess' coronet, 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
No. 1 gun:- Weight 6lb. 8¼oz., 15 1/8in. stock, 29½in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ¾ choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof (left barrel-thickness marginal)
No. 2 gun:- Weight 6lb. 8½oz., 15 1/8in. stock, 29½in. barrels, approx. ¼ & ex. full choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
No. 3 gun:- Weight 6lb. 9oz., 15 1/8in. stock, 29½in. barrels, approx. ¼ & full choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their canvas motor case, the lid painted in script 'The Marquess of Anglesey' (handle detached)

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1910 for the Marquess of Anglesey, and that the barrel lengths are original.

    Charles Henry Alexander Paget, GCVO, 6th Marquess of Anglesey (1885-1947)
    The son of Lord Alexander Paget, he was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, succeeding to the title of Marquess after the death of his childless cousin. He was Mayor of Burton upon Trent in 1911, and later saw service in the First World War as aide-de-camp to the General Officer Commanding in Egypt in 1915, being awarded the Order of the Nile for his work, and later Assistant Military Secretary to the General Officer Commanding in Ireland in 1916. After the war he served as Lord Chamberlain to Queen Mary, a post he held from 1922 until his death, Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey (1942-1947), as well as serving in the Home Guard during World War II. He married Lady Marjorie Manners in 1912, with whom he had six children, and was succeded by his son, the current 7th Marquess and author of a history of the British cavalry
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