A rare 8-bore (3¼in) sidelock non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 11819
Lot 35*S58
A rare 8-bore (3¼in) self-opening sidelock non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 11819
Sold for £30,000 (US$ 50,963) inc. premium
Auction Details
A rare 8-bore (3¼in) sidelock non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 11819 A rare 8-bore (3¼in) sidelock non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 11819 A rare 8-bore (3¼in) sidelock non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 11819
Lot Details
A rare 8-bore (3¼in) self-opening sidelock non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 11819
The treble-grip action-body with concealed third-bite and side-clips, fences carved with stylised acanthus leaves, best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, well-figured stock (shortened, slight line behind right lockplate, grain split at toe) with pistolgrip, engraved pistolgrip-cap and recoil-pad, the browned damascus barrels with game-rib engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London
Weight 12lb. 1¾oz., 13 3/8in. pull (12 3/8in. stock), 34in. barrels, approx. cyl. & ¼ choke, 3¼in. chambers, London Black Powder proof (Under 1868 Act)

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1884
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