A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 13956
Lot 201S2
A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 13956
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 7,800 - 11,000

Lot Details
A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 13956
With an additional set of barrels
The toplever and rib later engraved '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, well-figured replacement stock with wood extension, the original Whitworth Steel chopper-lump barrels (sleeved chambers, slightly shortened) with game-rib engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel; the additional barrels (by C. Mode) with game-rib engraved C. Mode, Armurier Bte., Paris
14 3/8in. pull (12¼in. stock)
Original barrels:- Weight 6lb. 11½oz., 29in. barrels, approx. cyl. & I.C., 2¾in. chambers, recent London nitro reproof
Additional barrels:- Weight 6lb. 15½oz., 27½in. barrels, approx. ¼ & 7/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, Belgian nitro proof

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1891, and that the original barrel length was 29½in.
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