A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 22761
Lot 129Ω S2
A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 22761
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 31,296) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 22761
A 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 22761
Toplever and rib numbered '1', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, some hardening-colour, figured replacement stock, 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. 14oz., 14in. stock, 29in. barrels, approx. ¼ & ¾ choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1924 for King Ferdinand of Romania and is No. 1 of a pair.
    King Ferdinand presided over Romania's entry into World War I, where he took the side of the Triple Entente against his German roots. It was because of this that Kaizer Wilhelm II of Germany had King Ferdinand's erased from the German ruling Hohenzollern family, to which King Ferdinand was connected.
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