A fine pair of Kell-engraved 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25256/7 In their leather motor-case, together with another leather motor-case with J. Purdey trade-label

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Lot 299
A fine pair of Kell-engraved 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25256/7
In their leather motor-case, together with another leather motor-case with J. Purdey trade-label

Sold for £ 44,400 (US$ 54,313) inc. premium
A fine pair of Kell-engraved 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25256/7
The toplevers and ribs engraved '1' and '2', the fences and lockplates with best large scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, much hardening-colour, highly-figured replacement stocks 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. 5½oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 5oz. (No. 2), 15in. pulls (14in. stocks), 28in. barrels, approx. ¼ & 5/8 choke (No. 1) and I.C. & ¾ choke (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their leather motor-case, together with another leather motor-case with J. Purdey trade-label

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1937, and engraved by Harry Kell. They were resold by them in 1957
A fine pair of Kell-engraved 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 25256/7 In their leather motor-case, together with another leather motor-case with J. Purdey trade-label
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