A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 13992/3  The guns in their brass-mounted oak and leather case (handle partially detached), the additional barrels in a brass-mounted oak and leather case with J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
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A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 13992/3 The guns in their brass-mounted oak and leather case (handle partially detached), the additional barrels in a brass-mounted oak and leather case with J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
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A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 13992/3  The guns in their brass-mounted oak and leather case (handle partially detached), the additional barrels in a brass-mounted oak and leather case with J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
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A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 13992/3
The No. 2 gun with an additional set of barrels
The ribs numbered '1' and '2' in gold, best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, some hardening-colour, well-figured stocks (slightly shortened) with horn butt-plates, '1' and '2' inlaid in gold at the heel, the Whitworth Steel chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel; the additional chopper-lump barrels (by the makers) with game-rib engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England
No. 1 gun:
Weight 6lb. 9¾oz., 14 5/8in. pull (14 1/8in. stock), 30in. barrels, both approx. cyl., 2½in. chambers, London nitro reproof
No. 2 gun:
14 5/8in. pull (14 1/8in. stock)
Original barrels:- Weight 6lb. 7oz., 30in. barrels, approx. cyl. & ½ choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro reproof (left barrel-thickness at 21)
Additional barrels:- Weight 6lb. 10oz., 28in. barrels, approx. I.C. & 3/8 choke, 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof
The guns in their brass-mounted oak and leather case (handle partially detached), the additional barrels in a brass-mounted oak and leather case with J. Purdey & Sons trade-label

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1891, and that the additional barrels were fitted in 1965
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