A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 17742/3
Lot 160S2
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 17742/3
Sold for £10,625 (US$ 17,051) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 17742/3
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 17742/3
Each with an additional set of barrels
The toplevers, ribs and forend-tips engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, articulated front-triggers, well-figured replacement stocks, the original Whitworth Steel chopper-lump barrels (No. 2 loose on action) with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel; the additional barrels (By Johnsons) with game-ribs engraved New Barrels by Johnsons, London
15 3/8in. stocks

No. 1
Original barrels:- Weight 7lb. 1½oz., 30in. barrels, approx.¼ & ¾ choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro reproof (right barrel-thickness at 15, left barrel-thickness at 20)
Additonal barrels:- Weight 7lb. 1¼oz., 28in. barrels, approx. 3/8 & 7/8 choke, 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof

No. 2
Original barrels:- Weight 7lb. 1oz., 30in. barrels, approx. ¼ & ¾ choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro reproof
Additional barrels:- Weight 7lb. 1¾oz., 28in. barrels, approx. ½ & 7/8 choke, 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1903, but that they only have a record of restocking the No. 1 gun
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