A pair of 12-bore single-trigger self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 27131/2 In their leather motor-case

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Lot 178S2
A pair of 12-bore single-trigger self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 27131/2
In their leather motor-case

Sold for £ 25,200 (US$ 30,996) inc. premium

Sporting Guns

27 Nov 2007, 14:00 GMT

London, Knightsbridge

A pair of 12-bore single-trigger self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 27131/2
Bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, well figured stocks (slight lines to rear of right lockplates and safety catches) with pistolgrips and pistolgrip-caps, recoil-pads, the chopper-lump barrels (loose on actions) with game-ribs
Weight 6lb. 10oz. (No.1 ) and 6lb. 11½oz. (No. 2), 15½in. pulls, 28in. barrels, both approx. I.C. & 3/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, nitro proof
In their leather motor-case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1963 and that they were both restocked in 1969 and the No. 1 gun was restocked again in 1975

    Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu

    Baron Montagu was born in 1926, inheriting his title at the age of two upon the untimely death of his father. He was educated in Canada as well as at Eton and Oxford, and served in the Grenadier Guards, as well as taking his seat in the House of Lords upon his coming of age. In the reform of the House of Lords in 1999 he was one of the 92 hereditary peers to retain their seats.
    He has had a life-long interest in cars, and is most famously associated with the National Motor Museum, housed in the grounds of Palace House, Beaulieu, and which he opened to the public in 1952. It was dedicated as a memorial to his father, one of the pioneers of British motoring. He has also been Chairman of the Historic Houses Association and English Heritage. His memoirs Wheels within Wheels was published in 2001
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