A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 20131/2 In a later James Purdey & Sons leather motor-case
Lot 159S2
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 20131/2 In a later James Purdey & Sons leather motor-case
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 33,616) inc. premium
Auction Details
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 20131/2 In a later James Purdey & Sons leather motor-case A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 20131/2 In a later James Purdey & Sons leather motor-case
Lot Details
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 20131/2
The toplevers and ribs engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, some hardening-colour, cocking-indicators, well-figured stocks (No. 1 restocked by the maker), 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
Weight 6lb. 13½oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 11¼oz., 14½in. stock (No. 1) and 14 3/8in. stock (No. 2), 29in. barrels, approx. I.C. & 5/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In a later James Purdey & Sons leather motor-case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1911 and that the barrel length is original. There is no record of the replacement stock, but it bears the serial number under the trigger-guard tang. These guns were originally purchased for the vendor's father as a 21st birthday present, and have remained in the same family since new
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