A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28301/2 In their leather motor-case with canvas cover
Lot 162S2
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28301/2 In their leather motor case with canvas cover
Sold for £33,650 (US$ 56,501) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28301/2 In their leather motor-case with canvas cover A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28301/2 In their leather motor-case with canvas cover
Lot Details
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 28301/2
The toplevers, ribs and forend-tips numbered '1' and '2' in gold (No. 1 toplever gold inlay missing), best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, virtually full hardening-colour, blued cocking-indicators, well-figured stocks (shortened, No. 2 cracked and expertly repaired), the chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England
Weight 6lb. 7½oz., 15 3/8in. stocks, 28in. barrels, approx. ¼ & 5/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their leather motor case with canvas cover

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1980 and that, although they have no record, the stocks were almost certainly shortened by them
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