A rare and unusual 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 12073 In an oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
Lot 91S2
A rare and unusual 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 12073 In an oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,480) inc. premium

Lot Details
An unusual 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 12073 In an oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
A rare and unusual 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 12073
Toplever, rebounding sidelocks with dolphin hammers, percussion fences, the locks, standing breech, hammer-breasts, trigger-guard and action-bar all engraved depicting gundogs and game-birds surrounded by best foliate-scrollwork, articulated front-trigger, figured stock (slight crack at left of trigger-guard tang), the Whitworth Steel chopper-lump barrels with game-rib engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel
Weight 6lb. 12½oz., 14¼in. stock, 30in. barrels, approx. cyl. & 5/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In an oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1885 as No. 2 of a pair, and that there is a note stating 'Guns engraved with dogs and birds'
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