A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 16638 In a later J. Purdey & Sons leather motor-case
Lot 199* S2
A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 16638 In a later J. Purdey & Sons leather motor-case
Sold for £6,500 (US$ 11,044) inc. premium
Auction Details
A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 16638 In a later J. Purdey & Sons leather motor-case
Lot Details
A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 16638
Best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, much hardening-colour (possibly renewed), cocking-indicators, well-figured replacement stock (broken and expertly repaired at hand, cast-on) with wood extension, the replacement chopper-lump barrels with game-rib engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England
Weight 6lb. 7¾oz., 15¼in. pull (14in. stock), 28in. barrels, approx. ¼ & 5/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In a later J. Purdey & Sons leather motor-case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed as the No. 3 gun of a trio in 1899 with a single-trigger and with 29in. barrels. It was fitted with double-triggers and restocked in 1907, and was rebarrelled by them in 1948. It was later resold by them in 1981
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