A 12-bore (2¾in) self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 15693 The gun in a J. Purdey & Sons brass-mounted oak and leather case
Lot 202S2
A 12-bore (2¾in) self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 15693 The gun in a J. Purdey & Sons brass-mounted oak and leather case
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,606) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 12-bore (2¾in) self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 15693
With an additional set of barrels
The treble-grip action-body with concealed third-bite, best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, well-figured replacement stock with ventilated recoil-pad, the original Whitworth Steel chopper-lump barrels with game-rib (now matt) engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel; the additional barrels (by G. Granger) with matt concave-rib
14 3/8in. pull (13½in. stock)
Original barrels:- Weight 6lb. 14¼oz., 30in. barrels, approx. cyl. & ¾ choke, 2¾in. chambers, recent London nitro reproof (right barrel-thickness at 21)
Additional barrels:- Weight 6lb. 12½oz., 27½in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ½ choke, 2¾in. chambers, French nitro proof (left barrel-thickness at 19+)
The gun in a J. Purdey & Sons brass-mounted oak and leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1896, and that the original stock length was 14 7/8in.
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