A 12-bore hammer gun by J. Purdey, no. 8859 The gun in a brass-mounted oak and leather case
Lot 78S2
A 12-bore hammer gun by J. Purdey, no. 8859 The gun in a brass-mounted oak and leather case
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,404) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 12-bore hammer gun by J. Purdey, no. 8859
With an additional set of barrels
Toplever, rebounding island backlocks with dolphin hammers, percussion fences, best foliate-scroll engraving (trigger-guard tang cracked and repaired), well-figured stock, the original rebrowned damascus barrels with sunken-rib engraved J. Purdey, 314½ Oxford Street, London; the later additional barrels (by another) with sunken-rib
14½in. stock
Original barrels:- Weight 6lb. 7¾oz., 30in. barrels, both approx. cyl., 2½in. chambers, Birmingham Black Powder reproof (right barrel-thickness below recommended minimum)
Additional barrels:- Weight 6lb. 6½oz., 28in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ½ choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro reproof
The gun in a brass-mounted oak and leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed as the No. 1 of a pair of guns in 1873
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