A 15-Bore Percussion Sporting Gun
Lot 401
A 15-Bore Percussion Sporting Gun
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 15-Bore Percussion Sporting Gun
By J. Purdey, No. 314½ Oxford Street, London, No. 1686 For 1831
With rebrowned twist sighted barrel, octagonal breech becoming polygonal and signed in full along the top flat, breech with platinum line and white-metal plug, foliate scroll engraved tang, signed border engraved flat lock decorated with scrolling foliage, dolphin hammer en suite, figured half-stock with chequered grip (horn fore-end cap replaced), foliate scroll engraved steel mounts (some pitting), trigger-plate with pineapple-shaped finial engraved with a scallop shell, vacant silver escutcheon, and later ramrod, London proof marks and Purdey's barrelsmith's mark
74.5 cm. barrel


  • Literature:
    L. Patrick Unsworth, The Early Purdeys, 1996, p. 204, 'Thomas Boss carried out the screwing together, marking off, chequering and escutcheons'

    Single-barrelled percussion guns by Purdey are rare. For another example formerly in the W. Keith Neal Collection see Christie's London, Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection, 8 November 1995, lot 24
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