A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 21923/4 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case
Lot 160S2
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 21923/4
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 28,304) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 21923/4 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 21923/4 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 21923/4
The toplevers and ribs engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, much hardening-colour, blued cocking-indicators, well-figured stocks (shortened, lines behind left lockplates) with wood extensions, 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. 9oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 10¾oz. (No. 2), 15¼in. pulls (13½in. stocks), 29in. barrels, approx. ¼ & ¾ choke (No. 1) and ¼ & 5/8 choke (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof (No. 1) and London nitro reproof (No. 2)
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1923 and that the barrel length is original
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