A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25831/2 In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
Lot 193S2
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25831/2
In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 62,546) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25831/2 In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25831/2 In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label
Lot Details
A fine pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25831/2
The toplevers, ribs and forend-tips engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, much hardening-colour, well-figured replacement stocks by the makers (No. 1 lines behind lockplates) with leather-covered recoil-pads, the chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England
Weight 6lb. 8oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 9oz. (No. 2), 15in. pulls (13 7/8in. stocks), 28in. barrels, approx. ¼ & ¾ choke (No. 1) and I.C. & ¾ choke (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with later J. Purdey & Sons trade-label

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  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1946, and that they were restocked by them circa 1960
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